The Spanish word cólera can be translated as either “anger” or as “cholera”, the well-known infectious disease. Both meanings can be applied to this film by Basque director Aritz Moreno. 

It all starts with a group of angry villagers taking justice in their own hands: they need to get rid of a solitary zombie-like man in their village, and quickly, before he will infect more people.

With striking visual beauty, the camera flies like a bird around the macabre spectacle. The film was shot in one take with a Red Scarlet camera, which makes the viewer experience scarily close and intense. Curious about how this film was made? See the making of here.

Cólera was selected for multiple film festivals worldwide, among others the Austin Film Festival and BFI London Film Festival, and received a Special Mention at the Mecal Short Film Festival in Barcelona.