The Zoo is not a fiction. Nor is it a documentary. The Zoo is a filmic experiment based on improvisation. Through the adaptation of a play, on and off stage, the movie is a film essay on fiction. Taking the story of a reality show, a group of actors plays with the fine line that separates reality from fiction. Actors whose fears are reflected in their characters. Characters born from the shadows of their actors. A narrative destination whose actors discover on stage. The magic of the unexpected. A game about the cruel imposition that fiction exerts on reality.

Screening Teatre CCCB – Meet the Directors by

Catalan premiere
Presented by the director
Eligible for: Premi del públic Premi Open ECAM Premi Movistar+ D'A

Gemma Blasco

Gemma Blasco

(Barcelona, 1993) Graduated in direction and script in Bande à Part. His short film Jauría is released in 2018 at Malaga Festival. The short is presented in festivals such as Abycine, Alcine and Gijón, among others. It received the SGAE-New Authorship award of the Sitges Film Festival. She’s currently developing his second feature film.


El Zoo (2018), Jauría (curt, 2018), La Mujer del Escaparate (curt 2017), Formas de Jugar (curt, 2015)


Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier i Edward Burtynsky

Documentary that follows the investigation of a group of scientists that investigates the profound changes caused by the passage of the human being on Earth.


Federico Veiroj

The most refined film of the Uruguayan director, endowed with a strange and hallucinated humor, capable of being misanthropic and at the same time humanist. A film about masculinities in crisis with a great authorial duel.


Valeria Bruni Tedeschi

An exercise of self-fiction mark of the director, with a sardonic look at a bourgeois family very similar to that of the filmmaker herself.