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LA SUBSTÀNCIA / The Substance

LA SUBSTÀNCIA / The Substance

In 2010, a delegation from the company China Merchants Group went to Cadaqués, the iconic town on the Costa Brava in Northern Spain, internationally known as the place of refuge and inspiration for the cult painter Salvador Dalí. Their mission was to take notes to build a replica of the ancient fishing village in China. Six years later, Tingting, a young entrepreneur from Xiamen, buys an apartment in Kadakaisi, the Chinese replica of the village of Cadaqués. The Substance – a documentary that oscillates between original and replica, reality and dream, time and memory, and the landscapes of Cadaqués, Kadakaisi, Xiamen, and Cap de Creus …

LLUÍS GALTER, born in 1983 in Figueres, Spain, has written and directed several short films. Caracremada, his first feature film, premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and won the CROSSING EUROPE Award – Best Fiction Film in 2011. Galter was part of the CROSSING EUROPE jury in 2013. // Films (selection): Aventuras y desventuras del acordeón que dijo basta (Adventures and Misadventures of the Accordion that Said That’s Enough, 2004, doc), Berlín. Nueva sinfonía en 326 postales (2005, doc), Kapr (2005, doc), Caracremada (2010; CE’11), La Substància (The Substance, 2016, doc)

European Panorama Documentary 2017

LLUÍS GALTER

Spain / Switzerland 2016
DCP / color
84 minutes
OmeU / OV with engl. subtitles

Screenplay
Cinematography
Jordi Figueras
Editing
Oriol Cid, Lluís Galter
Sound
Diego Casares, David Lipka, Jonathan Darch
Producers
Sergi Moreno, Tono Folguera (Lastor Media, ES), Paco Poch (Mallerich Films, ES), CCMA (ES), Paco Poch Cinema (ES), David Epiney, Eugenia Mumenthaler (Alina Film, CH)

Trailer

Production

Lastor Media
Ronda Sant Antoni 44
08001 Barcelona, Spain
info@lastormedia.com
www.lastormedia.com
World Sales

Lastor Media
Ronda Sant Antoni 44
08001 Barcelona, Spain
info@lastormedia.com
www.lastormedia.com

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Seville European Film Festival 2016

Internationale Premiere / International Premiere
Visions du Réel – Nyon International Documentary Film Festival 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere