In the fall of 2014 Eloy Domínguez Serén visited me at the paper factory in Fengersfors and was inspired by the visual fascinations and feeling conjured up in this special place.  We arranged a work period the following February to develop ideas and shoot some film.  Rust is the result.


HD / color / 14 min. / Sweden, Spain / 2016

Watch the trailer


“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”.
A deserted, snow-covered landscape. An unknown place and time. An anonymous, timeless man slides into a devastated industrial building. He is enclosed by ruins and rust, witnesses of time. He advances among the debris, following a ritual as precise as it is cryptic. Polyphony of materials. The past resonates at every step. Echoes of a presence. A solitary figure fluctuates on an abyss.

Synopsis en français
 (FID Marseille)
Dans un paysage enneigé, un homme marche. Il emprunte un passage. Il descend de plus en plus profond. Entre lumières et ombres, l’avancée silencieuse laisse émerger quelques crissements et résonances aussi fragilisés que le sont les assemblages métalliques par la rouille. Eloy Domínguez Serén filme l’artiste Chris Porcarelli dans une exploration où chaque matière, structure ou objet satisfait un usage tout en offrant son observation et ses sonorités. La déambulation propose les indices à apprécier.


Fact Sheet:
Direction, camera and editing: Eloy Domínguez Serén
Co-written: Eloy Domínguez Serén and Chris Porcarelli
Performance and sound recording: Chris Porcarelli
Producer: Michael Krotkiewski
Executive Producer: David Herdies
Production company: Momento Film
Post-production Supervisor: Vicky Miha
Sound Editor – Sound Re-recording Mixer – Sound Designer: Leandros Ntounis
Foley Artist – Foley Editor: Nikos Linardopoulos
Audio Post Production Services: i hear voices
2|35: Image Processing
Online – DCP Mastering – Film Recording: Sakis Bouzanis
Color Grading: Manos Chamilakis
VFX: Nikos Moutselos

FID Marseille (France).
DokuFest (Kosovo)

Mar del Plata (Argentina).
FIC Valdivia (Chile).
Curtocircuito (Spain).
Porto/Post/Doc (Portugal).
L’Alternativa (Spain).
Zinebi (Spain).
Cineuropa (Spain).

*Award for the Best Documentary at Zinebi.


Eloy Domínguez Serén


Many thanks to Not Quite, Sara Wedel, Karl Hallberg, Brien McCrea, Matej Gyarfas, Jorge Corral, Araceli Domínguez, Eloy Enciso, Elena Duque, Víctor Paz, Ivàn Villarmea, Michael Pattison, Pablo Barreiro, Jaione Camborda, Paolo Moretti, Fernando Vílchez, Laura Vignali, Maja Ropret, Varja Mocnik



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