Strokkur

Synopsis

In the beginning the idea was to make something from nothing, in a neutral and unknown place. Collect images and sounds instead of producing them. The camera, the microphone and the mini-amplifier: tools that take away and then give back. We defined a rule: the sound shouldn’t illustrate the image and the image shouldn’t absorb the sound. Less than a hundred kilometres from Reykjavik we found Strokkur. A scar on the Earth that insists in not healing, gushing from the depths. We came closer. For three days we saw and heard the internal dynamics of the crevice: the boiling water that spat out every seven minutes and the thermal shock, given the eighteen degrees below zero of the atmosphere. The film was already there, the music too. Underneath the blizzard, the soaked amplifier was out of tune and produced strange noises. The camera was almost blown away with the wind gusts. Batteries did not resist the cold and died every fifteen minutes. We ran for shelter carrying the gear on our backs. Reload. Reheat. Start all over again. "Strokkur" is above all a document. A log of an observation-dialogue, of what was left.

Original Title
STROKKUR
Director
João Salaviza
Producer
João Salaviza, Noberto Lobo, Curtas Metragens C.R.L.
Photography
João Salaviza
Editing
João Salaviza
Music
Noberto Lobo
Sound
João Salaviza
Main Actors
João Salaviza, Noberto Lobo

Film Statistics

  • 9045 Spectators
  • 39 Festival Selections
  • 45 Exhibitions

Festivals Selections (in competition)

11.2017
Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany
09.2017
Festival Silêncio, Portugal
12.2016
Festival de Cinema Luso-Brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
05.2016
Oblíqua - Videoarte & Cinema Experimental, Portugal
11.2015
Zagreb Film Festival, Croatia
10.2015
Curtocircuito Santiago de Compostela - Short Film Festival, Spain
09.2015
Festival F - Cineclube de Faro, Portugal
02.2015
Tibilisi - European Festival, Georgia
06.2014
Rencontres Internationales Berlin, France
05.2014
Ciclo de Cinema - Buenos Aires, Argentina
06.2013
Psarokokalo - Athens International Short Film Festival, Greece
04.2013
Filmfest Dresden - International Short Film Festival, Germany
12.2012
Festival de Cinema Luso-Brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
11.2012
Filmville - UK Portuguese Film Festival, United Kingdom
09.2012
International Short Film Festival in Drama, Greece
09.2012
Split Film Festival - International Festival of New Film, Croatia
07.2012
Tabor Film Festival, Croatia
07.2012
FIDMarseille Marseille International Documentary Film Festival, France
05.2012
Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid in Madrid, Spain
04.2012
European Media Art Festival Osnabrück, Germany
04.2012
European Media Art Festival Osnabrück, Germany
04.2012
Panorama - Mostra do Documentário Português, Portugal
03.2012
Market - Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara, Mexico
03.2012
Oslo Screen Festival, Norway
12.2011
Festival de Cinema Luso-Brasileiro de Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal
11.2011
EntreVues, Belfort International Film Festival, France
11.2011
Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, France
11.2011
Gijón International Film Festival, Spain
07.2011
Curtas Vila do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal
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Other Screenings

06.2016
FICA - Festival Internacional de Cinema e Arte
09.2014
Feira Morta
12.2013
Mostra Cinema Português - Vigo
08.2013
Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires
07.2013
Cineclube de Faro
02.2013
Centro Cultural Malaposta
09.2012
Estilhaços
09.2012
Olhares Transversais - cinema - música - pintura
05.2012
S8 Mostra Cinema Periférico A Coruña
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