Archive of films The Hidden City / La ciudad oculta

Spain / France / Germany
2018, 80 min

Section: Imagina
Year: 2019

Beneath the modern city of Madrid lies a vast labyrinth of subterranean galleries, tunnels and sewers – a perfectly devised system which controls the way the metropolis breathes. That the world above appears to function entirely naturally is attributable to a system of heavy-duty engineering and technological advancement. An unconventional, contemplative viewing experience that goes hand in hand with the film’s sophisticated audiovisual composition.


Synopsis

The streets of Madrid will only reveal so much about the true nature of the capital. Concealed beneath the manhole cover of the nearest sewer line is the gateway to a hidden realm below the surface. Here in the veiled and impenetrable darkness lies a vast labyrinth of subterranean galleries and tunnels – a perfectly devised system which controls the way the metropolis breathes. This netherworld defies the inexorable rhythm of days and nights in its role as the insomniac subconscious of the big city. That the world above appears to function entirely naturally is attributable to a system of heavy-duty engineering and technological advancement. This urbanistic, sci-fi documentary works with a sophisticated audiovisual composition, offering up an unconventional, contemplative viewing experience.

Hubert Poul

About the director

Víctor Moreno (b. 1981, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain). Filmography: Holidays (2010), The Stone (La piedra, 2013), The Building (Edificio España, 2014), The Hidden City (La ciudad oculta, 2018)

Contacts

Shellac
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France
Tel: +33 4 95 04 95 92
E-mail: sales@shellac-altern.org
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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Imagina
   
Director: Víctor Moreno
Screenplay: Rodrigo Rodríguez, Nayra Sanz Fuentes, Víctor Moreno
Dir. of Photography: Jose A. Alayón
Music: Atmus Tietchens, Juan Carlos Blancas
Editor: Samuel M. Delgado, Víctor Moreno
Producer: José A. Alayón
Production: El Viaje Films
Coproduction: Pomme Hurlante Films, Dirk Manthey Film, Rinoceronte Films, Kino Pravda
Sales: Shellac
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