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"Parca's Thread" is a movement-based film that explores the concept of destiny and the fight against fate, drawing inspiration from the ancient Roman Parcae, or Fates. Set against the backdrop of a cascading waterfall with a sideways flow as a metaphor of the currents of life, the character opposes this movement clinging with determination to the white thread that represents the trajectory of her existence.
The music, an evolving ostinato loop, starts softly and relentlessly increases in tension. The cinematography and editing align with the music's rhythm, beginning with wide shots that create a sense of distance between the viewer and the dancer. The camera gradually shifts to intense close-ups to intensify the viewer's connection with the character’s effort. As the film nears its climax, the character encounters the enigmatic figure of the Parca, the guiding hand of destiny dressed in black. The Parca's presence is both comforting and unsettling as she envelops the protagonist in her embrace, accepting the inevitability of fate.

  • Blas Payri
  • Lorenza Di Calogero
    Key Cast
  • Murielle Lambert
    Key Cast
  • Blas Payri
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
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    2 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 9, 2023
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Director Biography - Blas Payri

Blas Payri is a composer, sound and video artist. He explores in his pieces the rhythm of the image and the interaction of music and the image.
He is a professor of audiovisual communication at Universitat Politècnica de València.

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