El sembrador de estrellas

Distant lights draw the city. Shining ships arrive with sleeping people and the night turns liquid. The stars’ sower wakes them up and they travel through the city, talking about this and that, while saying goodbye to everything.

Director Biography

Lois Patiño was born in Vigo, Spain. His films have been screened in festivals as Locarno, Toronto, Rotterdam, San Francisco, Ann Arbor, Viennale, Cinema du Rèel, Media City. While his video installation have been shown in arts center such as MACBA (Barcelona), Copperfield Gallery (London), CC San Martín (Buenos Aires), JIFF Art Gallery (South Korea) and art fairs like Paris Photo, ARCO Madrid or Unseen (Amsterdam). With Mountain in Shadow (2012) he was awarded at Oberhausen, Clermont-Ferrand and Bucharest Experimental. In 2013 in Locarno he won the prize for Best Emerging Director for his first feature film Costa da Morte (2013), which was consequently awarded in Jeonju IFF (South Korea), FICUNAM (México), Valdivia IFF (Chile) and Seville European FF (Spain). Specific focuses on his work have taken place in New York Film Festival (Views from the Avant Garde), Flaherty Seminar, BAFICI and Cali IFF. He has been invited to show his work at universities such as Harvard (Sensory Ethnography Lab), Cal Arts (L.A.), McGill (Montreal), FUC (Buenos Aires). From Harvard he received the Robert Fulton III Fellowship for emerging directors in 2016.

Alternative title

The Sower of Stars


Lois Patiño


Dutch premiere











Life After Death

Friday, 10 June 20:45 - 22:00 / Kijkhuis 2
75 min.
Sunday, 12 June 10:45 - 12:00 / Kijkhuis 2
75 min.

Also in this session

1. Zephyrs
Ricardo Alves Jr, 20
2. Bon Voyage!
Jussi Sandhu, Sakari Suuronen, 3
3. The Trees
Ramzi Bashour, 23
4. El sembrador de estrellas
Lois Patiño, 25