Here’s a tense, provoking short set in Spain, 1939, as the Civil War is coming to its violent end. A Republican soldier and a Fascist prisoner awaiting execution share a fateful moment of daze, fear and doubt.
The film touches upon death and war from two perspectives, that of a rebel prisoner frozen by fear and regret, and a solider terrified of killing.
Santuario Del Collell was self-financed by director Boris and his cinematographer twin brother Jack Thompson-Roylance. They produced the film through their company Deadbeat Films, while studying at London College of Communication.