Private Project

Huerta de San Vicente (The Orchard of St. Vincent)

An homage to Federico Garcia Lorca by artist/musician/songwriter Patricia Vonne. Inspired by the Spanish poet & playwright who, in a career that spanned just 19 years before his untimely death, resurrected and revitalized the most basic strains of Spanish poetry and theatre. Lorca spent summers at the Huerta de San Vicente from 1926 to 1936. Here he wrote some of his major works shown in this animation such as Romancero Gitano (Gypsy Ballads; 1928) Bodas de Sangre (Blood Weddings;1933) Yerma (1934) & La Casa de Bernarda Alba (1936) Though he died tragically during the Spanish Civil War, his spirit lives on through his works.

Vonne was inspired to compose this song and animation by a visit to his summer home 'Huerta de San Vicente' in Granada, Spain which is now a museum. It is about searching for the spirit of Lorca which was palpable in the home where he wrote many of his important works. The poem that rested on his desk was 'Despedida' which means 'Farewell'. It states his wish that after he died to leave the balcony door open so everyone could view the Sierra Mountains and the Alhambra palace. The garden still has the aroma of jasmine and azahar. Closing with the verse of his assassination during the Spanish Civil War the song sings ' Poet of blood, son of Granada, victim of the Civil War, your blood no longer runs through your veins but exists through your works. Open your balcony door and speak the truth through your stories.'

  • Patricia Vonne
    Director
  • Patricia Vonne
    Writer
  • Patricia Vonne
    Producer
  • Patricia Vonne
    Illustrators
  • Michael Martin
    Illustrators
  • Patricia Vonne
    Editor
  • Johnny Villarreal
    Rotoscoper
  • Patricia Vonne
    Stop Motion Photography
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Biography, Poetry
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 19, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
    Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    point and shoot Cannon camera1
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.78
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Patricia Vonne

Patricia Vonne is an award winning musician and filmmaker from San Antonio, Texas with a passion for animation. She has released 7 albums on her own Bandolera Records label and loves making her own animated videos to bring her music to life. "Drawing stimulates my imagination, it feels child-like yet very grounding and allows me to be daring, inventive and creative. It allows me to bring a vision to my music and lyrics."
Her animations won Best Animation at the Madrid International Film Festival 2017, Excellent Animation 3 years in a row at San Francisco New Concept International Film Festival, The EL Rey Award in Barcelona for Best Animation, Audience Award at Cine Las Americas and official selection at Paris Short Film Festival, Paris Independent Film Festival, Nice International Film Festival, San Francisco Latino Film Festival, New York Anime Film Festival, Women's Independent Film Festival, SXSW Music Film Festival & San Antonio Film Festival.

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