A film by Helena Girón and Samuel M. Delgado


A film by Helena Girón and Samuel M. Delgado

1492. Among the crew captained by Christopher Columbus, travel three men who should have been dead by now. They have managed to avoid their sad fate by taking part in this uncertain journey, but reaching the Canary Islands they flee, taking one of the ship’s sails with them. Meanwhile, in the “Old World”, a woman tries to save her dying sister by bringing her to a healer. Both of these journeys attempt to laugh at death. Both journeys are at the mercy of time and History.

Status: Completed
Year: 2021
Genre: Historical Drama
Country: Spain, Colombia

Language: Galician, Spanish
Available subtitles: English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, Korean, Lithuanian
Runtime: 75 min.
Original title: Eles Transportan a Morte



Their work investigates the relationships between mythology and materialism. Their short films have been shown in many well-known international film festivals including Toronto International Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Mar De Plata, Rotterdam International Film Festival, FIC Valdivia, Curtas Vila do Conde, Ann Arbor and Media City Film Festival as well as art centers like CCCB, BAM, TEA and Solar.

They Carry Death is their first feature film.


2019 Irmandade (9’)
5th Chanfainalab, Mostra de Cinema Periferico, FIC Valdivia- Nuevos Caminos, Zinebi- Bilbao, Festival International de d’Amiens, Aguilar film Festival, ury Prize in Alteraciones section- Alguilar Film Fest.

2017 Plus Ultra (13’)
Locarno International Film Festival · Pardi di domani, Festival de San Sebastián · Zabaltegi-Tabakalera, Curtas Vila do Conde · International Competition.

2016 Burning Mountains that Spew Flame (13’)
International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata.

2015 Neither God Nor Santa María (13’)
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), New York Film Festival (NYFF), Ann Arbor Film Festival.

Nuria Lestegás
Sara Ferro
Xoán Reices
Valentín Estévez
David Pantaleón
Josefa Rita Míguez Cal

Directors: Helena Girón and Samuel M. Delgado
Screenplay: Helena Girón and Samuel M. Delgado
Cinematography: José Alayón
Editing: Manuel Muñoz Rivas
Sound: Carlos E. García
Music: Camilo Sanabria
Executive producers: Beli Martínez, José Alayón, Marina Alberti, Samuel M. Delgado, Helena Girón, Maria Alejandra Mosquera, Carlos E. García
Production Companies: Filmika Galaika, El Viaje Films, La Banda Negra, Blond Indian Films


Venice International Film Critics’ Week · Best Technical Contribution
San Sebastian International Film Festival (Zabaltegi-Tabakalera) · Special Jury Mention
Ourense Film Festival · Xacobeo Award
Filmfest Hamburg
Cinespaña Toulouse · Best Direction · Best Music & Sound Design
Brisbane International Film Festival
Venezia a Napoli. Il Cinema Esteso
Abycine – Festival de Cine de Albacete
Vienna International Film Festival
São Paulo International Film Festival
La Serena International Film Festival
Mar del Plata International Film Festival
Cairo International Film Festival · Best Artistic Contribution (Cinematography)
Festival Márgenes
Novos Cinemas – Festival Internacional de Cinema de Pontevedra · Best Film



International Film Festival Rotterdam
Ojoloco – Festival de Cinéma Ibérique et Latino-américain
Vilnius International Film Festival · Best Direction
CineLatino – CineEspañol, Tübingen
Espanoramas – Spanish Cinema Showcase
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria IFF
D’A Film Festival
Jeonju International Film Festival
ADRIFT: Essential World Cinema | CinemaAttic
FICMEC | Canary Islands International Environmental FF · Special Jury Mention
FICLA | Algarve International Festival of Film and Literature
BioBioCine International Film Festival
New Horizons International Film Festival
Spanish Cinema Showcase in Colombia
Andares Perú: Acciones Cinematográficas
Cineclubcito Boliviano
GEGENkino Festival
Pravo Ljudski Film Festival
Recent Films from Spain | National Gallery of Art
Dharamshala International Film Festival
Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival

Bolzano Film Festival Bozen
PACCPA – Panorama Du Cinéma Colombien | Feature Film Competition



Using these characters and placing them in natural surroundings that are beautiful and destructive in equal measure, the directors have constructed a political film and, at the same time, one that hinges on naturalistic adventures, calling into question the alleged epic nature of a decisive moment for humankind.
Alfonso Rivera, Cineuropa

They Carry Death revolutionizes from many points of view specific assumptions about the most academic Spanish cinema, shatters them, and returns them to us so that we can look at them in a different way

Carlos Losilla, Caimán Cuadernos de Cine

It displays a remarkable visual inventiveness, conceptual coherence, and transgressive impetus.
Manu Yáñez, Fotogramas.