Written and directed by Michael Fetter Nathansky
Experimental narrative dance movie | 10 min. | 2021 | Germany


SALIDAS (span., DEPARTURES) is a fictional dance film which tells the story of Giralda, an undertaker who accompanies deceased human beings into their afterlife. Interpreted with the means of Spanish flamenco dance and music and set at an old East German ship canal lift, the film creates an associative fusion between Northern and Southern Europe, movement and silence, and farewells and eternity.

A production of Contando Films created as part of the short film project ‘Europe in Film’ funded by the German Federal Foreign Office on the occasion of the German EU Council Presidency 2020 conducted by German Film Academy Production


With Anna Castillo, Christiane ‘La Mona’, Ñusta Kolter Irazoque, Ebla Sadek, Salvador Vega Carrasco ‘Rubin de la Ana’, Antonio Piñera Moreno ‘Pumuki’, Jonas Ludwig Walter


  • Written and directed by Michael Fetter Nathansky
  • Produced by Virginia Martin
  • Producers Virginia Martin, Anna-Sophie Philippi, Michael Fetter Nathansky (Contando Films)
  • Choreographic Consultation & Casting Christiane ‘La Mona’
  • Director of Photography Valentin Selmke
  • Editor Kai Eiermann
  • Sound Design & Mixing Lorenz Fischer
  • Original Sound Alexandra Praet
  • Production Design Jonathan Saal
  • Costume Design Julia Kneusels
  • Male Vocalist Salvador Vega Carrasco ‘Rubín de la Ana’
  • Percussionist Antonio Piñera Moreno ‘Pumuki’
  • Female Vocalist Ebla Sadek

Festivals and awards


Kurzfilmagentur Hamburg

This poetic Flamenco film brings us to witness the event of interim state and manages as few other to integrate the amazing location into the narrative of a transition, beautifully and fluently.

Cinedans FEST, Honorable Mention