ND/NF Discovery: Elisa Cepedal’s “Oh Sorrow” (Spain)

Posted by Michael Gibbons on 3.29.2012


Our popular New Directors/New Films shorts showcase continues with Shorts Program 2, screening on March 31 and April 1. Check out a clip from Elisa Cepedal's Oh Sorrow and don’t miss the screenings this weekend!


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Describe your film Oh Sorrow (Ay Pena) to someone who hasn't seen it.

It's a film about characters and places, not plots.

What would you be doing if you weren't making films?
I would be a film critic, or a festival programmer, something that is related to watching and thinking about cinema.

What is your favorite (and/or least favorite) movie and why?
Favourite: Vivre Sa Vie. When I watched it for the first time I hadn't seen anything like it before. I was quite young and it changed my whole understanding of films. One film that I have seen a thousand times is Rio Bravo. One director that I respect greatly is Bresson; Au Hasard Balthazar or A Man Escaped really had an impact on me. Although it's always hard to pick one favourite, I discovered cinema thanks to Godard so I owe him that.

From what types of art, other than film, do you draw inspiration?
Before making films, I studied Fine Arts. I've always been interested in images. I suppose painting and photography influence what I do much more than literature.

What was the biggest surprise you had while making your film?
Most of the cast were non-professional actors, mainly middle-age and old women. Working with them while rehearsing and shooting was very gratifying and fun. They were great at listening but also at suggesting interesting things.

What is your favorite food to eat on set?
I usually ask my mum to do the catering, so anything that's there is my favourite.

Shorts Program 2 screens on March 31 and April 1.

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