We’re back with another “Winning Filmmaker” catch up interview, this time we chat to Xacio Baño, director of ‘Anacos’, the 2013 Wimbledon Film Club Best Film. The judges described it as a “Moving tribute to a Mother. Slices of cake/life all blend beautifully. Every time I watch it I like it more”
So tell us all a little bit about ‘Anacos’ and what made you want to tell this story?
It’s always a mix between many places. I wanted to talk about tempus fugit, about that life is just five minutes. On the other hand, I wanted to explore the posibilities of the Split screen.
What have you have been working on since winning ‘Best Film’ at the 2013 WISFF?
I visited many festivals with ‘Anacos’, and at the same time I was filming a new short film: ‘To be and to come back’ (Ser y volver). It’s just a little documentary/Fiction film about my grandparents. It was premiered at Locarno Film Festival this past August.
And are you working on anything right now?
I am filming a new documentary/fiction about some forgotten diaries, and I’m starting to write my first feature fiction film: ‘Ana and the future’. Fingers crossed!
What made you get into filmmaking and what do you most love about it?
I make films to scare my ghosts. I’d never dreamed of being a film director, but when I was twenty, in the middle of a personal crisis, I “discovered” cinema. I love cinema because it is a young art, and it has potential, possibilities, doors unopened.
What’s the best bit of advice you could give to a fellow filmmaker?
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes.
That’s great advise, thanks Xacio!
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