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Cinema Spanish Film Festival. La Plaga

Raül, a farmer that tries to grow organic food, hires Iurie to help him in the fields...


Raül, a farmer that tries to grow organic food, hires Iurie to help him in the fields. Iure is a Moldavian wrestling fighter, but in order to earn a living he has to work in whatever it comes. Slowly, their personal histories intertwine with those of three solitary women: Maria, an elder that has to leave the country house where she has always lived to join a retirement home; Rose, a nurse from Philippines who just arrived into the country; and Maribel, a prostitute that has less and less clients. The destinies of all these characters become entwined as the summer goes on. The Plague is a film of intertwining stories, that offers a moving portrait of life in the outskirts of Barcelona. The main characters are not actors. They play as themselves after four years of working with the director. This long process has permitted Ballús to reveal the uncertainty and the rebel spirit that underlies contemporary crisis-hit Spain.

Festivals and awards:
Berlin International Film Festival


Best Debut Film

Bombay International Film Festival


Golden Gateway

Gaudí Awards


Gaudí Award Best Film Editing (Millor Muntatge)

Best Director (Millor Director)

Best Screenplay (Millor Guió)

Goya Awards


Goya Best New Director (Mejor Director Novel)

Seattle International Film Festival


New Director's Showcase Award

São Paulo International Film Festival


International Jury Award Best Feature Film

Torino International Festival of Young Cinema


Premio Interfedi

Genre: documentary
Country: Spain, France, Germany
Year: 2013
Language: Catalan, Spanish, Russian
Translation: Russian Subtitles
Runtime: 1h 22min
Начало проката:
31 мая 2015

Director: Neus Ballús
Cast: Raül Molist, Maria Ros, Rosemarie Abella

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