Huerta de San Vicente

A film by Patricia Vonne

This film was screened as a part of the 2017 Cine Las Americas International Film Festival (CLAIFF20)

With collaborators Kateri Aragon and Deirdre Aragon Maresca in Attendance

This music video preceded the screening of the feature After Fire

Huerta de San Vicente

 

USA, Music Video, 2017
4 min, Color
Spanish

This song was inspired by a visit to Federico Garcia Lorca’s summer home, Huerta de San Vicente, in Granada, Spain, which is now a museum. It is about searching for the spirit of Lorca, which was palpable in the home where he wrote many of his important works. The poem that rested on Lorca’s desk was DESPEDIDA, which means farewell. The poem states his wish to leave the balcony door open after he dies, so everyone can view the Sierra Mountains and the palace/fortress Alhambra. The garden still has the aroma of jasmine and orange blossom. The song closes with a verse about Lorca’s assassination during the Spanish Civil War: “Poet of blood, son of Granada, victim of the Civil War, your blood no longer runs through your veins but exists through your works. Open your balcony door and speak the truth through your stories.”

Regional Premiere

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