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 …

Director's Biography
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
84 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Ivan Pintor, Irene Masdeu, Lluís Galter
Cinematography Jordi Figueras
Editing Oriol Cid, Lluís Galter
Sound/Sounddesign Diego Casares, David Lipka, Jonathan Darch
Producer(s) 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)
Lastor Media Ronda Sant Antoni 44 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Austrian Premiere
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