Coast of Death
Coast of Death

Coast of Death

Director Lois Patiño

Production year 2013

Length 81min.

Country Spain


Costa da Morte is a region in the northwest of Galicia (Spain), which was considered as the end of the world during the Roman period. Its dramatic name comes from the numerous shipwrecks that happened along history in this area made of rocks, mist and storms. We cross this land observing the people who inhabit it, fishermen, gatherers of shellfish, loggers... We witness traditional craftsmen who maintain both an intimate relationship and an antagonistic battle with the vastness of this territory. The wind, the stones, the sea, the fire, are characters in this film, and through them we approach the mystery of the landscape, understanding it as a unified ensemble with man, his history and legends.



Best Emerging Director | Locarno IFF, Switzerland, 2013

Special Mention | Valdivia IFF, Chile, 2013

Best Film | Nuevas Olas No-ficción, Sevilla, Spain, 2013

Audience Award, Special Mention | Festival dei Popoli, Italy, 2013

Special Mention Youth Jury | REC Tarragona, Spain, 2013

Best Film | FICUNAM, Mexico, 2013

Best Film | Playdoc, Tui, Spain, 2013


Lois Patiño
Lois Patiño



Felipe Lage Coro, Martin Pawley


Lois Patiño

Director of Photography

Lois Patiño

Music by

Ann Deveria


Miguel Calvo, Eric T. Jensen


Lois Patiño, Pablo Gil Rituerto


Xilberto Caamaño, Cristina Fernández, José Rodríguez Ramos, Marcote Castro

Production company(ies)

Zeitun Films

Lois Patiño

Born 1983, Vigo, Spain. He combined his Psychology studies in the Complutense University of Madrid with cinema studies at TAI School. He followed his cinema education at NYFA, in New York and with the Master in Cinema Documentary at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. He has developed courses of videocreation under the guidance of Katherin Sieverding in the UdK of Berlin, and in different ateliers with artist and filmmakers such as Joan Jonas, Donald Kuspit, Pedro Costa, Víctor Erice, José Luis Guerín or Daniel Canogar. He has worked in collaboration with the director Mercedes Álvarez in her second feature film Futures Market. His works have been shown in art centres screens such as Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Reina Sofía Museum (Madrid), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), MAXXI (Rome), CGAC (Santiago de Compoestela) and in international festivals as BAFICI (Argentina), Media City FF (Canada), Rome FF (Italy), Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid (France), Oberhausen (Germany), Jihlava FF (Czech Republic), Punto de Vista Festival (Spain), Documenta Madrid (Spain), Las Palmas FF (Spain), etc.


Recalling the Faces of the Death (2009, short), Landscape-Distance (2010, short), Landscape-Runtime (2010, short), Esliva (2011, short), In Vibration (2011, short), Shaded Mountain (2012, short), Coast of Death (2013).

FILMS 2014