A film by Gami Orbegoso
Sara runs a large country house in the middle of the Pyrenees, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Her peaceful life is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of her stepmother with whom she does not get along. Her stepmother brings her father’s ashes. What at first looks like a reconciliation turns into a nightmare.
Language: Spanish (English Subtitles)
Time length: 70min
Genres: Psychological Thriller (R)/Mayores de 18 años
Shot on a budget of 3,500 Euros in seven days on a customized Panasonic GH2, Musgo is a classic Slamdance film, making up for its limited resources with ingenuity, swagger and mastery of style. The look of Musgo (which means “moss” in Spanish), inspired by the topography of the Catalan Pyrenees, is specific and unique; Orbegoso displays a powerful ability to create atmosphere and build tension, allowing an inspired cast to go to extremes while staying true to character and credibility. Mercé Espelleta in particular, with her earthy physicality, plays a wonderfully unusual villain as the ruthless cougar Mercedes, at one point taking a break from doling out psychological and physical violence to sing a song to the moon.
- Paul Sbrizzi, Programmer Slamdance film festival.
Meritxell Ortega…… Sara
Mercè Espelleta…… Mercedes
Joan Manel Chilet….Juan
German Parreño…… Alex
Written and Directed: Gami Orbegoso
Camera,Music & Edited: Gami Orbegoso
Executive Poducers: Maite Güell / Gami Orbegoso
Production Supervisor: Cesar Londoño
Sound Assistant: Júlia Orbegoso