Directors’ Showcase / UK premiere

In the City of Sylvia

  • José Luis Guerin /
  • Spain, France /
  • 2007 /
  • 84 mins

Xavier Lafitte, Pilar López de Ayala, Laurence Cordier, Tanja Czichy / Fiction / French

Ever dreamed up stories about people you glimpsed on the street...?

José Luis Guerin

?Born in 1960 in Barcelona, José Luis Guerín grew up during Franco's regime and became one of Europe's most influential non-fiction filmmakers, occupying a unique place in Catalan cinema. Together with his colleague, the radical documentarian Joaquim Jordà, Guerín transformed the Documentary Program at Pomeu Fabra into an important centre for experimental non-fiction work and inspired a new generation of young filmmakers. Guerín's films include Los Motivos de Berta (1985), Innisfree (1990), and Tren de Sombras (1997).

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