Mercado de Futuros

Futures Market

The abandonment and demolition of an old house, with all its furniture and its full load of personal memories, becomes the starting point for this film, which tries to portray some of the aspects of the new world. The camera peeps into the real estate furor, turned into a showroom and promise of financial gain or of the paradise. Deep down, it remains as a look into the virtualization of the urban space, the eviction of the personal and collective memory and the banal¬ization of dreams and desires, ultimately transformed into pure merchandise.

Director's Biography
Mercedes Álvarez, born 1966 in La Aldea, Spain. She completed a master's degree in documentary film at the Universidad Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, made the short EL VIENTO AFRICANO (1997) and edited José Luis Guerín's documentary EN CONSTRUCCIÓN in 2001. Her first feature-length documentary EL CIELO GIRA (The Sky Turns, 2005) gained both the unanimous acclaim of critics and numerous international awards, and has been shown in more than 30 countries. // Films (Selected): CINCO ELEMENTOS PARA CUALQUIER (2010), MERCADO DE FUTUROS (Futures Market, 2011, doc)
Arbeitswelten | Working Worlds 2012
Mercedes Álvarez
Spain 2011
113 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Arturo Redín/Mercedes Álvarez
Cinematography Alberto Rodríguez
Editing Pablo Gil Rituerto
Sound/Sounddesign Marisol Nievas/Amanda Villavieja
Music Sergio Moure
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