To Be and to Come Back
- English subtitles
Filmmaker Xacio Baño visits his grandparents on their home turf in Galicia to make a semi-fictional family portrait. But pretty soon the tables are turned, and its their gaze that’s focussed on him.
Before he made this awardwinning short, Baño already created several short documentaries. Although To Be and to Come Back plays with fictional elements, his affinity with that genre still shines through. After all, when we hear the grandmother chide Baño on his chosen profession, since there’s no money to be made in cinema, is that real, or part of the screenplay the filmmaker wrote?