Santa Inocencia

A Film by Meritxell Campos Olivé

Synopsis

Santa Inocencia is a journey into the inner self. In the frame of a small Italian village, eight characters atone themselves through the structure of the station drama. The film investigates in the spirit of the absurd the neurosis and fears of the everyday life, it’s constant projections into the past or the future and the inability to experience the present.

Director

  • Picture of Meritxell Campos Olivé © Meritxell Campos Olivé

    Meritxell Campos Olivé

    Meritxell Campos Olivé was born in Bigues i Riells, a village close to Barcelona. She has lived in Berlin since 1999, working internationally as a choreographer, dancer and director.

    She taught at Tanzfabrik Berlin from 2004 to 2011, opened the space for art and creation “Urbanraum” in 2011 and teaches Contemporary dance, Improvisation Dance Theatre and Choreography at Seneca Intensiv Berlin (formation program for professional dancers) since 2014.

    Before exploring film as a medium for artistic expression, stage works like the dance theatre SPECULUM, the reading/performance ANIMAL ERECTUS (with German writer Harald Martenstein), VERTIGO (a piece for dancer and harpsichord) and the dance theatre project HUMAN LOOPS were her most well-known. HUMAN LOOPS has been shown in Germany (Rotes Rathaus/City Hall Berlin, Deutsches Hygienemuseum Dresden), Spain (Sant Feliu de Guíxols) and Italy (Roma Action Poetry Festival). Until today more than 800 participants of all ages and educational backgrounds have taken part in HUMAN LOOPS.



    In 2015 Meritxell Campos Olivé started focussing on video and film projects, using the camera as an experimental tool. One project: "7 One Shots", a series of short, improvised one-take videos interpreting music of Dieter Meier. She also started working on her first feature film as a director which was finished in 2017: “Santa Inocencia”, shot in Alvito, nearby Rome. The art film, produced by Dieter Meier and Peter Rommel, investigates in the spirit of the absurd, the neurosis and fears of the everyday life, it’s constant projections into the past or the future and the inability to experience the present.

Awards + Festivals

Crew

Director
Meritxell Campos Olivé
Producer
Dieter Meier, Peter Rommel, Francesca Paolillo
Screenplay
Meritxell Campos Olivé
Director of Photography
Livia Romano
Sound Unit (Berlin)
Till Kind
Costume Design
Laia Hernández Roig
Sound
Denny de Angelis, Simone Panetta
Editor
Davide Minotti
Music
Mona Mur

Details

Running Time
66 min.
Shooting Format
HD, 1920x1080
Sceening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Meritxell Campos Olivé Filmproduktion
Parkstrasse 3
12103 Berlin, Germany

DIRECTOR

Meritxell Campos Olivé

meritxell@camposolive.de
www.meritxell.de