El sembrador de estrellas

The Sower of Stars
Distant lights reveal the outline of a city. Illuminated ships cross the water with sleeping people on board and the night appears to become liquid. The sower of stars wakes them and travels with them through the city. They talk about this and that – and say goodbye to everything.
by Lois Patiño
with Yumiko Teramoto, Tetsuro Mareda
Spain 2022 Japanese 25’ Colour


  • Yumiko Teramoto (Narrator)
  • Tetsuro Mareda (Narrator)


Written and Directed by Lois Patiño
Cinematography Lois Patiño
Editing Lois Patiño
Sound Xabier Erkizia
Sound Design Lois Patiño
Music Xabier Erkizia

Produced by

Lois Patiño

Lois Patiño

Born in Vigo, Spain in 1983, he studied psychology at the Complutense University in Madrid and then film at the city’s Centro Universitario de Artes (TAI) and at the New York Film Academy. He completed his film education with a master’s in creative documentary at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. In collaboration with other artists, he has developed video art workshops and installations at institutions including the Berlin University of the Arts. His second feature film Lúa vermella (Red Moon Tide) premiered in the 2020 Berlinale Forum and went on to screen in MoMA and at over 50 festivals.


2012 Montaña en sombra (Mountain in Shadow); short film, experimental · Montaña en sombra (Mountain in Shadow); short film · Na vibración (Into Vibration); short film 2013 Costa da Morte (Coast of Death) · Costa da morte (Coast of Death); documentary · La imagen arde; short film 2015 Noite sem distância (Night Without Distance); short film · Estratos de la imagen (Strata of the Image); short film, experimental · Noite sem distância (Night Without Distance); short film 2017 Fajr; short film 2016 Fajr; short film, experimental 2020 Lúa vermella (Red Moon Tide) · Lúa vermella (Red Moon Tide) 2021 Sycorac; short film · Sycorac; short film 2022 El sembrador de estrellas (The Sower of Stars); short film · El sembrador de estrellas (The Sower of Stars); short film, experimental 2023 Samsara

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2023