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BARCELONAA ODOTTAMASSA / Waiting for Barcelona

BARCELONAA ODOTTAMASSA / Waiting for Barcelona

Barcelona's streets are the epitome of romantic city life – as long as you don't live on them. But 27-year-old Mou does. He left his homeland as a 12-year-old and has since lived a homeless life around Las Ramblas. Mou is not just streetwise, he is also a popular man. A love affair with a Spanish girl gives him hope, but the past and the mental pressures of an impossible situation catch up with his otherwise so positive spirit. Filmed at street-level in black and white, Waiting for Barcelona is reminiscent of the social-realist tradition of street photography, and avoids the cliché of 'giving Mou a voice' – for Mou already has one. (CPH:DOX)

Juho-Pekka Tanskanen
Juho-Pekka Tanskanen was born in 1988 in Helsinki, Finland. He graduated in cinema studies from the Lahti University of Applied Sciences and has worked in the Finnish film industry since 2014. He is co-founder of the production company Danish Bear Productions. "Waiting for Barcelona" is Tanskanen’s first feature-length film.

Film Selection: Barcelona odottamassa (Waiting for Barcelona, 2018, doc) - Laita ittes likoon (2017, doc short) - Samin elokuva (Sami's film, 2016, doc short)

European Panorama Documentary

Juho-Pekka Tanskanen

Finland 2018
85 minutes
English/Spanish/Wolof/French
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Jeremias Nieminen
Editing
Suvi Solja, Juho-Pekka Tanskanen
Sound
Toivo Kallio
Music
Erik Michelsen
Producers
Isabella Karhu

Trailer
Website

Production

Danish Bear Productions
World Sales

Syndicado

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
CPH:DOX 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status 
Austrian Premiere