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CERCANOS Y EXTRAÑOS ('FAMILIAR BUT STRANGERS') - SHORT FILM


Award winning short film

Alber Ponte, one of the most prolific and acclaimed short filmmakers in Europe, summoned Jorge De Lellis, founder of MADLORD® - SOUND FROM BEYOND®, to produce the music soundtrack and audio post-production for the award-winning short film “Cercanos y Extraños” (“Familiar but Strangers”), marking their fourth collaboration of 2020.



Year
2020
Client
Sierra Madre Films
Keywords
Film score, movie, drama, Spanish guitar, cello, orchestra, covid-19, pandemic, coronavirus, Galicia

The music score needed to reflect the journey of the two film protagonists, Martín and his brother-in-law, Julián. Julián travels from A Coruña to a small town, in an abandoned place, where his brother-in-law Martín, a hypochondriac Galician, has decided to live as a hermit to stay safe from COVID-19. What Martín does not know is that the pandemic has been overcome.

Jorge set to work, creating a beautifully orchestrated, emotionally resonant score. Working with Spanish guitar and strings, Jorge perfectly encapsulates the intimacy of the film and reflects the very human journey of the two main characters.

“Although we expected something good, it was a wonderful surprise to discover how De Lellis perfectly reflected the desired feeling, that invisible background behind the images (without a doubt, the main objective of the best scores).” Alber Ponte, Filmmaker.

Familiar but Strangers won the second prize at the VIII Short-Film Competition “Navarra Tierra de Cine” in Navarra-Spain, November 2020.

  • The music encapsulates the momentary calm that arises after the initial agitated encounter between the two protagonists of the film. And finally, respecting the emotion and intimacy of the moment, and underlining the fact that the two characters have finally accepted each other, the music piece begins with the solitary sound of a nylon-strung guitar.

    The guitar’s delicate notes are integrated into the images as if part of the dialogue. Then, as the camera rises skyward, cello, French horn and other instruments join the Spanish guitar to create a moving crescendo. The result is an impressive final piece to capture the heart and transmit an endearing message of brotherhood and tolerance.

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    Genre
    Drama Featured
    Client
    Sierra Madre Films

    Year
    2020

    Keywords
    Drama, film score, brotherhood, movie soundtrack, short film, Spanish guitar, cello, orchestra, string section, overture, credits
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