L E   F I F A
L E   F I F A
The Garden of Fauns

Canadian Premiere

The Garden of Fauns

Pol Merchan

Germany | 2022 | 24 min
Spanish |
Subtitles: English
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This film contains nudity or sexual material that may not be suitable for some people. We prefer to warn you. This film is not suitable for children under 18.

Meet Nazario, the founder of the Spanish underground comics movement and passionate pioneer of the gay graphic novel. Through photographs, 16 mm films, illustrations, and paintings, he introduces you to his flamboyant and explicit work, as he looks back on his love story with his boyfriend, who recently died, and his eventful life in Barcelona.

In presence of the director Pol Merchan on March 25, 2023 at the Musée McCord Stewart in Montréal
Overview of some festivals:
International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands (2023)
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, France (2023)
International Film Festival, Portugal (2023)
VIDEONALE.19: Festival for Video and Time-Based Arts, Germany (2023)
Vilnius Film Festival: Kino Pavasaris (International Competition), Lithuania (2023)
Director Pol Merchan
Script Pol Merchan, Mònica Rovira
Director of Photography Carlos Vasquez Mendez
Production Pol Merchan
Editing Ginés Olivares
Colorization Quimu Casalprim
Cast Nazario Luque
Sound Design Manuela Schininá
Sound Nora Haddad
Music Manuela Schininà

In Partnership with


• Musée McCord Stewart
Saturday, march 25, 2023, 04:00 p.m. — 06:00 p.m.


Pol Merchan

Pol Merchan

Pol Merchan is an artist, filmmaker, and programmer for the Xposed International Queer Film Festival. He received his bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona and his master’s degree from the Universität der Künste Berlin’s Art in Context program. His audiovisual work examines cinematic processes while dissecting traditional filmmaking methods. Merchan’s films have been exhibited internationally in art institutions and at numerous film festivals around the globe.

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
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