Magaluf Ghost Town

Of all the package tour destinations on the Spanish coast, it is Magaluf, a concrete playground on the southwestern edge of the Balearic island of Mallorca, which has assumed a near-mythic status. Its legendarily hedonistic reputation among the 18-30-year-old Brits who pile onto the Punta Ballena strip every night to lose their inhibitions, and frequently their clothes, is matched by its notoriety stoked by strident reports in the Spanish media. But what of the locals? Using a playful blend of documentary and fiction, Miguel Angel Blanca explores the conflicted relationship between the town that earned the nickname ’Shagaluf’ and those who make it their home year-round. (

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Magaluf Ghost Town (2021, doc) - Corre brilla luz luz (2018, doc short) - Quiero lo eterno (2017) - Un lloc on caure mort (A Place to Rest Your Bones, 2014, doc)
European Panorama Documentary · Crossing Europe VOD 2022
Miguel Ángel Blanca
Spain / France 2021
93 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Miguel Ángel Blanca
Cinematography Raúl Cuevas
Editing Javier Gil, Ariadna Ribas, Miguel Ángel Blanca
Sound/Sounddesign Cosmic d'Allessandro, Iban R. Gabarró
Music Sara Fontán, Edu Pou
Producer(s) Miguel Ángel Blanca, Bernat Manzano, Valérie Montmartin, Miguel Eek
Boogaloo Films, Little Big Story, Mosaic
World Sales
Taskovski Films
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Hot Docs 2021

Crossing Europe VOD Streaming Service
2.5. - 2.6.2022, online
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