Starting with Aquarela, by Victor Kossakovsky, which will inaugurate the festival, El Pepe, a supreme life, the portrait of Pepe Mujica signed by Emir Kusturica will close the 22nd edition of DocsBarcelona.
This year’s program includes the best internationally-awarded documentary films with titles such as Honeyland (winner of three awards in Sundance), Cachada (Audience Award at SXSW), Los Reyes (Special Jury Award – Best Documentary at IDFA) or What Walaa Wants (Special Jury Award DSG – Best Canadian Documentary)
The first international production on the Procés, Avec un sourire, la révolution! dives into the events of September and October of 2017 in Catalonia, while City for Sale, Beirut, vie in rose, Me llamo Violeta, Operació Globus, Ángel Pavlovsky and Qué tal Pascual, make up the Catalan invoices present of the 22nd edition.
DOCSBARCELONA presented at a press conference the titles that will be part of its 22nd edition, an extraordinary sample of the best documentary productions worldwide. On May 15th, Aquarela, by Victor Kossakovsky, a visually spectacular journey through the transforming beauty and omnipotent force of water, will open a programme of 41 films from 26 countries. On May 25th, DOCSBARCELONA will close its edition with El Pepe, una Vida Suprema, where filmmaker Emir Kusturica portrays former Uruguayan President Pepe Mujica, one of the most important political figures in the world in recent decades.
For eleven days, the festival will offer a wide range of themes in the Catalan capital, with works that reflect on politics, feminism, nature or gentrification, and thanks to the collaboration with the Diputació de Barcelona, it will also reach 12 municipalities outside Barcelona’s province.
With sixteen feature films that will opt for the DOCSBARCELONA TV3 Award for Best Film in the Official Panorama Section, the festival has two more competitive sections: the Official Latitude Section, with seven Ibero-American titles (among them, Botero, the portrait of the Colombian artist signed by Canadian filmmaker Don Millar), and What the Doc! Section, which will bring together four risky and avant-garde proposals. The special sessions, DOC-U and Docs&Teens complete the 22nd edition of the festival.
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