¿Eres Tú, Papá? (Is That You?)
PROJECT || Feature Film
DIRECTOR || Rudy Riveron-Sanchez
FEATURING || ​Gabriela Ramos | Lynn Cruz | Eslinda Nunez | Osvaldo Doimeadios | Jorge Enrique Caballero
PRODUCER || Emma Berkofsky
YEAR || 2019
Living in a modest shack in the Cuban countryside, thirteen year old Lili and her mother appear trapped in a meagre, suffocating existence by her domineering father, Eduardo. His sudden absence should represent a new freedom for the girl and her mother, but Lili is distraught, and we come to discover just how strong the influence of this monstrous man is over his family. In desperation at losing Eduardo, Lili carries out a ritual taught to her by a spiritualist to help bring him back, leading Lili to uncover a disturbing truth about her father's disappearance.
James and Owain were asked by writer-director Rudy Riveron Sanchez to compose a score that reflected the haunted and increasingly darkening psychological landscapes of the characters against the devastated beauty of rural Cuba. Underpinning both the emotional fragility and building fury of a girl trapped in a broken place, their score matches wild, alien strings against waves of unsettling electronic textures, finely balancing a sense of innocence with a mysterious, but ever growing threat.