A mass for wandering souls

Pablo Lago Dantas
Producer: Diana Toucedo

As every year, Alicia (84) receives in her winery the "aguardienteros". They will establish themselves in her winery throughout a month, to elaborate her "aguardiente" (a kind of handmade brandy) and that of her neighbours. This year his grandson, and director of the film, will go to spend the season of "aguardiente" with them, trying to reduce the temporal abyss that separates the two generations and meeting the way of life he walked away from. This winery where "aguardiente" is distilled, will become a kind of purgatory where their fires and steams will purify the ghosts of the past, but also where the work of a whole generation that is about to disappear, will be tested.
Contact: dianatoucedo@gmail.com

Director´s Biofilmography: Pablo Lago Dantas
Among narrative projects, music videos, and commercial spots, Pablo Lago Dantas has worked as a cinematographer in more than 40 projects that have had more than 100 official international selections. He was recently nominated to Best Cinematography at energaCamerimage 2019 for the documentary "The six degrees of freedom".

As a director, so far, he has worked on "Jeremy", a short documentary premiered at Laceno d'Oro 2020. He is also developing his first feature film as a director, "A mass for wandering souls" (in post-production) financed by the Galician government, co-produced by "DianaToucedo Films" and the Galician TV. This project won the "Antaviana" award for projects in development (“L’Altenativa Film Festival”), the Cinemart award and Málaga WIK award (REC Film Festival).