INSTITUTION: ECAL / HEAD
LANGUAGE: French, Spanish
PLOT: Pedro, a foreign worker in Switzerland, learns that his mother is in hospital in Spain. Isolated from the world on his employer’s farm, he is asked to take one of the cows to slaughter before leaving for his home country. Awaiting news from Spain, he arrives late at the slaughterhouse, already closed.
BIOGRAPHY: Born in Oviedo, Spain in 1993. Lucas del Fresno is a Spanish filmmaker based in Switzerland. After graduating in Cultural Studies in Madrid he followed the masters programme created by Béla Tarr at the Sarajevo Film Academy in 2018. He directed ONCE AND AGAIN (2019) his first short film, which premiered at the Vilnius Short Film Festival. In 2020 he graduated with a Masters in Directing from ECAL / HEAD with the film EUROPA. He is currently working on the screenplay of his first feature-length film.