17. THE BEACH AT TORIMBIA
EL GENIO TRANQUILO 2005
and EL ABUELO

17. THE BEACH AT TORANDA
EL ORFANATO

 

SYNOPSIS:
A watchmaker from Soweto finds an old shoe box and uses it as an improvised camera. Through the camera he discovers images of the past; where 35 years previously the film “Aoom” was shot. This jump in time creates some very unusual links with the characters of that film.

The actors are influenced by the countryside and film up hill and down dale ; Luis Ciges, to whom the was dedicated, Bill dykes, a less than bright detective, Lex Barker, an actor with career problems, Gilda Hodgkinson, a mad witch, amongst others. Shoebox at the ready, the man from Soweto travels over beaches, rocks and cliffs, finding the disturbing statue of an African witchdoctor, the sculptures of the Cave at Cardín, the Cubes of Memory and the Idol at Peña Tú. He feels in the rise and fall of the sea and the reflections of the bubbling water, the presence of the tranquil genius and his indecipherable message.

Manuel Medina and Pepín el Nuestru, with a brief prelude by Aitan Sánchez Gijón and Ayanta Barilli, are the characters of a story in which the camera of Javier Blanco, the editing of Celia Cervero and the music of Carles Cases bring to life the poetic character of The Quiet Genius as well as that of the eastern part of Asturias.

 
Scenes from El Abuelo were also filmed on the beach (location 7)
 

The Beach at Torimbia: This is one of the most beautiful beaches along the Llaniscan coast, made popular since the 1960s when it became a nudist beach. Its pedestrian access is about 800m in length. It is classified as a natural beach because of its rural surroundings.

The Beach at Toranda: this had received the Blue Flag award on various occasions. It has a width of 200 metres and is really one of the most beautiful beaches in the area.

 
   The Beach at Torimbia
   
  J. Luis Garci and his technical team
   Gonzalo Suárez
 
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