by Véronique GOËL
2007 / DVCAM / color-b&w / sound / 1S / 30' 00

Barcelona 2004. In an old industrial neighbourhood, currently inactive, bulldozers and speculators are getting down to business. This is a film about disemboweled territory: an enormous building site, from which extravagant towers and buildings emerge pell mell.

Notes on the making of the film:
Although taking strictly documentary raw material (shot in the streets of the old industrial neighbourhood of Poblenou, Barcelona) as a starting point, the film itself is not a documentary. Cinematographic artifice (mise-en-scene) permits me to recompose urban geography according to my own stylistic preferences; to submit reality to my own subjective vision; a tactic similiar to that used in my "film essay" on Berlin (Soliloque 2/la barbarie - Soliloquy 2/barbarity, 1982). This personal vision not only gives viewers an insight into a very specific and concrete situation (the entire reconstruction and reallocation of a neighbourhood in Barcelona), it also makes it possible for them to grasp the broader implications of my subject matter.


distribution format Betacam SP (PAL)
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
original language French & Spanish
rental fee 96,00 €