Finisterrae tells the story of two ghosts who, tired of wandering through limbo, decide to take the Way of Saint James, to the end of the world (Finisterra) so that once there, they may begin a fleeting, earthly journey through the land of the living. An introspective journey through uninhabited lands in which they are to find themselves with strange beings, wild animals and characters never before heard of. They must confront unexpected situations, battle with their own fears and struggle with the obstacles of their own phantasmagoric condition. Written by
This is a GREAT film. If you love strange and unusual films, Finisterrae is for you. We get to walk and ride along with two ghosts (with sheets and all) as they wander through the nether-regions looking for a way back to the living. One ghost seems to be enjoying himself. The other is none-to-pleased with the afterlife.
I won't spoil anything, but here is a gem. One ghost is given a rock as a gift by a different, more naked, ghost. Turns out the rock is "pleasure" and if you or a ghost or a creature from the underworld hold it up to your ear, you'll hear the sea-shelly goodness that is "pleasure." Bravo!
Also, if you or your partner aren't really in to experimental films, this one is not at all hard to stay with. There are multiple levels of meaning to be sure, but, it's basically a "road movie" set in Catholic Limbo. What happens on the ghosts' journey is certainly strange, but it's easy to sink your teeth into the basic plot. Yes, there actually is a plot. Don't try to digest it all at once, just sit back and go for a ghost ride.
This IS fabulous experimental cinema. I do hope it takes home a prize.
NOTE: If you're annoyed with the way HD has caused SD TV audio to be slightly out-of-sync, this film will please you. Senor Caballero has found the solution...no mouths! Bravo!
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