Director's Statement With each new film project, it is natural for me to return to the foundational question of "what is cinema", and to engage with this inquiry through a wider formulation: "what can cinema be?". I feel that the commitment of every filmmaker is to carry out a formal exploration through which, hopefully, to broaden the contours of what we expect from cinema as an art. Both as a filmmaker and as a film spectator, I seek astonishment and wonder. I would add that I also seek the revelation of something, a kind of truth, which might comfort me (and others) with a sense of belonging. When I first approached the location where later I would shoot my film “Aqueronte”, the river Guadalquivir and more specifically the ferry boat that crosses it, I was struck by the aesthetic characteristics of the scene. Everything that I identify as defining elements of cinema was there: movement, faces, bodies, landscape, sound atmospheres, light and shadow, reverie, the visible and the latent force of the invisible... all present in the raw material with which to shape fragments of time and space. Because ultimately that is what we filmmakers do: compose with fragments of time and fragments of space.