Work in Progress


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.

By: NY


Release details

126 mins

Cast and crew

José Luis Guerín
José Luis Guerín
Juana Rodríguez
Iván Guzmán
Juan López López
Santiago Segade
Antonio Atar
Abdel Aziz el Mountassir
You may also like