TRT Co-production “The Sacred Spirit” Returns from Switzerland with an Award

The first feature film of Spanish director Chema García Ibarra, “The Sacred Spirit”, which won the “TRT International Co-Production Award” at 12 Punto TRT Script Days last year, won the “Special Mention Award” at the 74th Locarno International Film Festival, one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world.

Making its world premiere at the 74th Locarno International Film Festival, one of the most prestigious and important festivals in the world, “The Sacred Spirit” received thumbs up from critics and the film industry. The film, which received the “Special Mention” award at the festival held in Locarno, Switzerland, between August 4-14, attracted the attention of the jury with its unique cinematic language and universe. “The Sacred Spirit”, co-produced by Enes Erbay from Turkey and co-produced by Spain and France, is supported by the Spanish Film Fund, Valencia Culture Institute, CNC, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey, Eurimages, TRT, RTVE, À Punt Mèdia and Movistar

Award-winning director’s first feature film

Short and medium films previously shot by Spanish director Chema García Ibarra, born in 1980; were screened at the Cannes Film Festival “Directors’ 15 Days Section”, Sundance Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival and Rotterdam Film Festival and won more than 200 awards. Local people, who are not professional actors, also participated in the shooting of the director’s latest film, “The Sacred Spirit,” which was shot in Elche, Spain. Another important feature of the film is that it was shot on 16mm and 35mm films.

The plot of the Film

Julio’s death is very bad news for the ufological association Ovni-Levante, which he heads. In particular, this news deeply affects Jose Manuel, one of the members of the association. Because he and Julio have a secret project that will change the fate of humanity. Now he has to act alone.