Barcelonaa odottamassa

Waiting for Barcelona

 
Liebesaffären, Freundschaften, die Polizei an den Fersen: @Barcelona odottamassa@ folgt Europas Unsichtbaren, Immigranten ohne Aufenthaltsgenehmigung, die mit gesammeltem Altmetall handeln und gefälschte Handtaschen verscherbeln. Auf Straßenniveau in hartem Schwarzweiß gefilmt, zeigt der Film uns eine Welt des Leides und der Träume an den Rändern einer der begehrtesten Städte für Touristen aus aller Welt. Das Idealbild des Daseins in dieser Stadt ist für alle ähnlich - die Praxis hängt nur davon ab, ob Geld und Papiere vorhanden sind.

Barcelona's streets are the epitome of romantic city life – as long as you don't live on them. But 27-year-old Mou does. He left his homeland as a 12-year-old and has since lived a homeless life around Las Ramblas. Mou is not just streetwise, he is also a popular man. A love affair with a Spanish girl gives him hope, but the past and the mental pressures of an impossible situation catch up with his otherwise so positive spirit. Filmed at street-level in black and white, @Waiting for Barcelona@ is reminiscent of the social-realist tradition of street photography, and avoids the cliché of 'giving Mou a voice' – for Mou already has one. (CPH:DOX)

Director's Biography
Juho-Pekka Tanskanen
Juho-Pekka Tanskanen was born in 1988 in Helsinki, Finland. He graduated in cinema studies from the Lahti University of Applied Sciences and has worked in the Finnish film industry since 2014. He is co-founder of the production company Danish Bear Productions. "Waiting for Barcelona" is Tanskanen’s first feature-length film.

Film Selection: Barcelona odottamassa (Waiting for Barcelona, 2018, doc) - Laita ittes likoon (2017, doc short) - Samin elokuva (Sami's film, 2016, doc short)
European Panorama Documentary 2019
Juho-Pekka Tanskanen
Finnland 2018
black and white
85 Minuten
Englisch / Spanisch / Wolof / Französisch
OmeU
Drehbuch Juho-Pekka Tanskanen
Kamera Jeremias Nieminen
Schnitt Suvi Solja, Juho-Pekka Tanskanen
Ton/Sounddesign Toivo Kallio
Musik Erik Michelsen
Produzent*innen PRODUCER Isabella Karhu
Produktion
Danish Bear Productions
Weltvertrieb
Syndicado
Österreichpremiere
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Weltpremiere
CPH:DOX 2018
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Weltpremiere / World Premiere
CPH:DOX 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status 
Austrian Premiere 
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