El difícil arte del paseo
On Hard Art of Strolling
A vándorlás kemény művészete
Director: Ivan GARCIA
63 min. 2011, Black & White,
Distributor: Ivan Garcia
Producer: Ivan Garcia
Screenplay: Ivan Garcia
Music: Dmitri Shostakovich (musical excerpts)
Editor: Ivan Garcia, Raúl Muñoz
Six strolls. Shanghai before Mao, Berlin during Weimar Republic, interwar Paris, the Soviet Union during industrialization, Japan before invading Manchuria and Barcelona at the beginning of Spanish Civil War. It's just about wandering down the streets, taking a tram, having lunch in a restaurant, seeing how the ships unload their goods on the quay, entering a cinema, traveling cross-country by train, attending a concert, taking a bath in the lake, drinking in a nightclub ... As Joseph Roth quoted: "The tiny small part impresses more than the whole thing. I'm a stroller".
Major screenings, presentations:
Alcances 43 Muestra Cinematográfica del Atlántico 2011 (Cádiz, Spain).
Film Forum Zadar 2011 (Zadar, Croatia).
International 1001 Documentary Film Festival (Istanbul, Turkey).
28 Festival de Cine de Bogotá (Bogotá, Colombia).
Ivan Garcia was born in Girona in 1978, he grew up in Palafrugell and now he is living in Barcelona.
He is a librarian and archivist qualified by the University of Barcelona, and he studied film directing and editing at the Centre d'Estudis Cinematogràfics de Catalunya (CECC) in Barcelona. His short documentary film, Ribot, got grants from the Ministry of Culture of Spain and from the Department of Culture of Regional Government of Catalonia. Ribot was selected in various international festivals such as Kiev, Bogotá, Dhaka, Docúpolis Barcelona or MadridImagen Madrid. His first full length documentary film, Warm Human Blood, won the First Jury Award of the Documenta Madrid 2008 documentary festival, and the film was selected in other international documentary film festivals (Memorimage Reus, Jihlava, Docúpolis Barcelona, Docúpolis Chile, Lublin ...).
On Hard Art of Strolling is his second full length film.
- EL DIFÍCIL ARTE DEL PASEO (ON HARD ART OF STROLLING) 2011.
- LA SANGRE TIBIA DEL HOMBRE (WARM HUMAN BLOOD) 2007.
- RIBOT 2000.
- SA BIRBA 2000.
- RYTHMUS I 1998.
We summarised the results of the MEDIAWAVE Summer Film Camp during the Ördögkatlan Festival (click here).