The substance

La Substancia (Original title)

 

documentary by Lluis Galter, 95' 2016, DCP, color
with Lin Tingting and David Krings

Near Xiamen in China, a Chinese company is undertaking the construction of a residential replica of the little tourist village of Cadaquès on the Costa Brava. Through the character of Tingting, whom we follow both in China and in Catalonia, the film delves into the question of what constitutes the essence of a village and of a people, and what can or cannot be exported when appearances are replicated.
 

FESTIVALS

European Festival de Sevilla  - Resistencias
L'Alternativa, Barcelona - Panorama
Festival Temporada Alta, Girona
Visions du Réel, Nyon

Crossing Europe, Linz

Barbican Centre, London

 

Project selected at Biennale Cinema College of Venice Film Festival

Theatre release in Spain, december 2016

Lluís Galter was born in Figueres (Girona) in 1983. He holds a degree in Audiovisual Communication from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.
His first feature film "Caracremada" co-produced by Passos Llargs, Mallerich Films - Paco Poch and Cromosoma had its World Premiere at the 67th Venice Festival (Orizzonti section) and screened at international festivals such as San Sebastian, Thessalonika, Cuenca, New York, Gothenburg, Linz, St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, St. John's, New York. Petersburg, Munich...
"Caracremada" also received the prestigious RTVE Sant Jordi Award for Best First Film 2011.
 

With the support of Televisión Española, TV3, ICEC, ICAA, Succès Passage Antenne and Succès Cinéma.

"An initiative of the Master's degree in documentaries from Pompeu Fabra University"

Script and direction: Lluis Galter,
Production: Lastor Media, S.L / Mallerich Films S.L / Paco Poch cinéma, S.L./ (Spain)
Coproduction: Alina film Sàrl (Switzerland)
Producers: Sergi Moreno, Paco Poch, Tono Folguera
Co-producers: Eugenia Mumenthaler / David Epiney
Co-producers: Universidad Pompeu Fabra Jordi Balló
: Ivan Pintor / Lluís Galter / Irene Masdeu
Cinematography: Jordi Figueras
Sound: David Lipka / Diego Casares 
Editing: Oriol Cid / Lluis Galter
Location manager: Jordi Utset
Mixing: Dani Zacarías / Jonathan Darch
Assistant director: Maialen Sarasua, Rubén Margallo

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