Opening and Closing

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.

La Chana (2016)

Lucija Stojevic Spain, Iceland, USA 86min. VOSEng
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.

Petitet (2018)

Carles Bosch Spain 100min. VOSEng
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!


Gilbert Arroyo, Andrés Locatelli Spain 78min. VOSEsp, VOSEng
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 (2015)

Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami Iran / Germany / Switzerland 90min. VOSCat, VOSEng
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.

Opening and Closing | Edition 2015, Festival, Official Section