La cançó pop

Raúl Portero

Especials Spain 66 min Catalan premiere Fiction


Simón must go from London to Barcelona to attend the funeral of one of his friends, Carlos. In the 24 hours that he spends in Barcelona, he will find a city that he doesn’t recognise and some friends that he feels like strangers: María, determined to have everything under control; Úrsula, caught between the expectations she had about herself and what she has become; León, a resentment virtuoso due to his precarious personal situation and Axel, the great love of his life to whom he wrote a song that was a hit some years ago. Their reunion will determine his future and make him decide whether to stay or go back to London.

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Raúl Portero

He is a writer, actor and film director. His first novel, La vida que soñamos, received the Terenci Moix Award for Narrative. After that he has published three more books. His first feature film, Grímsey, was selected at the Guadalajara and D’A film festivals, among others, while his second film, The Pop Song, directed solo, had its world premiere at the Raindance Film Festival.

Filmography: La cançó pop (2021, D'A 2022), Grímsey (co-directed, 2017, D'A 2018)

Raúl Portero

Film information

Original Title: The Pop Song
Director: Raúl Portero
Script: Raúl Portero
Contact: Raúl Portero
With: Raúl Portero, Joan Carles Suau, Anna Cerveró, Genís Lama, Eva Arias, Raquel Camón
Country: Spain
Year: 2021
Format: DCP
Length: 66 min
Language: Catalan, Spanish, English
Subtitles: Spanish
Edition: 2022


La cançó pop