With vitality, humor and unexpected situations, this film paints an unusual portrait of a group of young friends living in a refugee camp in the middle of the stony Saharan desert. A minefield and the second largest military wall in the world separates this group of friends from their homeland that they have only heard about in their parent’s stories. They are called the Sahrawis and have been abandoned in this refugee camp in the middle of a stony desert ever since Morocco drove them out of Sahara forty years ago. Trapped somewhere in between life and death, Sidahmed, Zaara and Taher refuse to be bothered by it. They spend their days fixing cars that can’t really take them anywhere, fighting for political change without response and together they use the power of creativity and play to denounce the reality around them and expand beyond the borders of the camp.

Screening Teatre CCCB – Meet the Directors by

Best Spanish Film Award and Best Director of a Spanish Film Award in Gijón
Catalan premiere
Presented by the director
Eligible for: Premi del públic Premi Open ECAM Premi Movistar+ D'A

Eloy Domínguez Serén

Eloy Domínguez Serén

(Simes, 1985) In 2012 he moved to Sweden, where he made his first short film, Pettring. His film No Cow On The Ice, premiered in 2015 at Visions du Réel, was awarded in Toulouse, Filmadrid, Play-Doc, L’Alternativa or Márgenes. Hamada had its world premiere at IDFA 2018 and has been awarded at festivals such as Gijón, Porto / Post / Doc or Tempo.


Hamada (2018), Rust (curt, 2015), Yellow Brick Road (curt, 2015), No Cow On The Ice (2015), Jet Lag (curt, 2014), No Novo Céio (curt 2014), Pettring (curt, 2012)


María Antón Cabot

Best movie in the section Revoluciones Permanentes of the Seville Festival, a film about teenage love and sex in these uncertain times.


Radu Muntean

One of the most outstanding directors of the new wave of Romanian cinema films here an intense moral drama that explores the affective shock between a mother and her adopted daughter.


Christophe Honoré

Sui generis adaptation of the classic of Madame de Lafayette, moved to one of the most chic districts of Paris and starring an iconic Léa Seydoux.