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THE SUBSTANCE

by Lluìs Galter

synopsis

In 2010 a delegation from the company China Merchants Group turned up in Cadaqués, Dalí’s refuge, to take notes. Their intention was to build in their own country an exact replica of the town with 15,000 holiday homes. Through an eccentric pensioner, an expert in the history and inner workings of Cadaqués and a young Chinese businesswoman, who owns one of the China Merchant Group’s apartments, Lluís Galter builds a reflection that confuses dream and reality, documentary and fiction, original and copy, in a search for the mysterious “substance” that forms the identity of a town.

international title: The Substance
original title: La substància
country: Spain
year: 2016
genre: documentary
directed by: Lluìs Galter
film run: 86'
release date: ES 2/12/2016
screenplay: Lluìs Galter, Ivan Pintor, Irene Masdeu
cinematography by: Jordi Figueras
film editing: Lluìs Galter, Oriol Cid
producer: Sergi Moreno, Paco Poch, Tono Folguera
production: Lastor Media, Mallerich Films Paco Poch, Alina Film Sarl, CCMA
distributor: Pacopoch Cinema
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