This is a short film directed by Victor Erice, author of the El espíritu de la colmena and El sur, included in the film collection Ten minutes older together with films by other respected filmmakers such as Werner Hertzog, Jim Jarmusch, Chen Kaige, Aki Kaurismäki and Wong Kar-Wai.

Filmed in black and white, the story is almost an elegy of the first 10 minutes of life of a person who will be affected by the time and circumstances in which he or she is born. It is June 28th in the Basque country, during the Second World War


Ardisana: The village is located in the valley of the same name, which is about 19km from Llanes.
There are some noteworthy buildings from the 16th and 17th centuries. Not far from the village lies the Cave, Cueva de la Coviella, a place linked with Asturian mythology, where, according to legend, there were Xanas. These were spirits who lived in springs, rivers, pools etc. The parish church of Santa Eulalia de Ardisana is located in the Campo de la Prida and is the Romanesque in style.

   The Valley of Ardisana
   A still from the short film by Erice
   The Valley of Ardisana

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