8th edition: 10 April – 14 April 2019

Hijos de la sal (Children of the Salt) (2018 Feature Film) Nominee

In Cumaragues, Venezuela an elderly father and his pubescent children survive by harvesting salt from the sea. After father Evaristo dies, Enrique and Maria live alone. Isolated from the outside world they become increasingly distanced, whilst their lust starts to blossom. Beautifully shot drama set in the captivating salt pans.

Luxuriant, absorbing family drama set in the salt pans of Cumaragues, Venezuela. After the death of their father, Evaristo, the lives of Enrique (13) and Maria (16) get a lot harder. The brutal reality of harvesting sea salt coincides with their blossoming sexuality. Their lives of solitude drive brother and sister further apart whilst awakening lust makes itself known.

Hijos de la sal is the second feature film by Luis and Andrés Rodríguez, and was shot entirely on location in the Paraguaná peninsula: a breathtakingly picturesque place. Sound plays a major role in the film; the almost tangible presence of the wind, waves and music lend it a magic-realist edge. With their ample documentary-making experience the Rodríguez brothers present the story as a visual poem using warm images and associative editing.

Place: The Cinemas 6

Date: 13 April 2018

Time: 21:00

Duration: 1:13

Place: The Cinemas 6

Date: 13 April 2018

Time: 21:00

Duration: 1:13

Place: The Cinemas 6

Date: 15 April 2018

Time: 12:45

Duration: 1:13

Year in Festival 2019
Director Raymi Sambo
Camera Robert M. Berger
Cast Perla Thissen
  Jaike Belfor
  Erwin Boschmans
  Jonata Taal
Country The Netherlands
Editor Jelle Helwig
Language Dutch
Length 90′
Music Tim Janssens
Producer Barend van Balen
  Dave Damon
Production Company Stichting Raymi Sambo Maakt & WonderPix
Production Design Allard Derksen
Scenario Esther Duysker
  Raymi Sambo
Sound Design Olivier Rekers
Year of Production 2018