Opening and Closing
The eighteenth edition of DocsBarcelona will open on Wednesday 27th of May and the closing will be on Sunday 31st of May with the awards ceremony.
What makes someone a good mother? Clare Weiskopf, the film’s director, was 11 when her mother run away to the Colombian jungle, leaving her and her younger brother behind. Thirty years later, Clare meets her mother to look for answers and heal wounds.
Dancing with Maria (2014)
Is it possible to go beyond your limits? At 93, María Fux still teaches her dance students how to explore their bodies to overcome limitations of any kind. When you meet María you start to dance with life.
Falciani’s tax bomb (2015)
The story of the uncovering of secret bank accounts and tax evasion as a result of Hervé Falciani’s client data theft from HSBC in 2009. In the shadow of the economic crisis, this leak changed the rules of the game.
La Chana (2016)
Self-taught dancer Antonia Santiago Amador, known as La Chana, is 67 and lives a peaceful life in Catalonia. Sensual, vulnerable, but seemingly invincible, she journeys us through the essence of her passion whilst deciding to return to the stage after a 25-year break.
Our Last Tango (2015)
The love story between the most famous couple in tango’s history, María Nieves and Juan Carlos Copes. A journey to the emotional heart of tango through two fascinating characters who talk openly about a love and hate relationship that lasted 50 years.
Petitet is a Catalan gypsy pursuing a dream. Former musician and son of one of the ''palmeros'' (hand-clapping performers) of the mythical Peret, he suffers from a rare chronic disease that causes acute muscle weakness. In his fifties, he wants to fulfil the promise he made to his mother before she died: to take Catalan rumba to the stage of a great theatre. The dream begins to come true when a band of gypsy musicians (talented but undisciplined) gather together to try and play alongside a great symphony orchestra at the Gran Teatre del Liceu!
Juan Diego Flórez, one of the great talents of the current opera scene, was able to study singing thanks to the generosity of dozens of donors. With him as the driving force behind the project Sinfonía por el Perú, which promotes musical training in schools in a country marked by inequalities and lack of opportunities, the fate of three Peruvian youths at risk of social exclusion changes radically when music and the tenor enter their lives.
Sonita is a young woman from Afghanistan who has entered Iran undocumented. Her energetic spirit helps her fight for her dream of becoming a rap singer, although her mother wants to marry her for money. She’s even put a price on her: 9,000 dollars.