Work in Progress

Film

Time Out says

Fascinating semi-documentary traces the building of a new apartment block in a rundown corner of Barcelona. Guerín shot more than 100 hours of footage over 18 months - some partially staged for the camera - then whittled it down, to concentrate on a squatting couple (Rodríguez, Guzmán), a tramp (Atar), the workers and their foreman (López). Several sequences, including the discovery of a Roman cemetery, are still far too long. But, without any narration, the writer/director achieves startling moments of urban poetry and unexpected anthropological insight, as the future takes shape among the rubble of the past.

Details

Release details

Duration:
126 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
José Luis Guerín
Screenwriter:
José Luis Guerín
Cast:
Juana Rodríguez
Iván Guzmán
Juan López López
Santiago Segade
Antonio Atar
Abdel Aziz el Mountassir