Una ciudad dentro de una ciudad

Raquel Marques, María Romero García

Simfonies de ciutat Spain 15 min World premiere

Synopsis

Ten years ago, the directors filmed the last months of the Encants Vells market before it was moved to a building with a mirrored roof that seems to pretend to regulate the chaos of the old market. Now, this archive is a memory of the city, but also of the filmmakers’ transit through a territory of possibilities and dreams where uncertain realities and wills – restricted by the inscrutable laws of the real estate market – are mirrored.

Themes

Catalan CinemaCityShort FilmFemale DirectorDocumentaryHistorySocial Issues

Filmmaker

Raquel Marques

Filmmaker and teacher, she works in the field of documentary creation, image pedagogy and film education from a feminist perspective. She has a degree in Communication Sciences from the Universidade Nueva de Lisboa and a master’s degree in Creative Documentary from the UPF. She is co-head of the Drac Màgic educational projects team. Her films have premiered at festivals such as Málaga, Alcances, Doclisboa or L’Alternativa.

Filmography:

Raquel Marques

María Romero García

She is an illustrator and audiovisual creator, works at the Cooperativa de Tècniques and collaborates with various entities in the social and feminist field. She has a degree in Fine Arts from the UB and a master’s degree in Creative Documentary from the La Bonne cultural center. She expands her training in documentary and plastic training spaces. She is a creator of visual pieces for artistic spaces and communication projects with themes linked to feminism, minimal stories, memory and self-fiction.

Filmography:

Raquel Marques
Una ciudad dentro de una ciudad (short film, co-directed, 2024, D'A 2024), Um mergulho em água fria (short film, 2024), Mãe (short film, 2022), Tiempos de deseo (2020), Miedo (short film, 2020), Mai abans (short film, co-directed, 2020), Devenir (short film, co-directed, 2019), Vecines (short film, 2017), F(r)iccions entre el treball i la vida (short film, co-directed, 2017), Arreta (co-directed, 2016), De pequeña quiero ser (short film, co-directed, 2014), A Casa que eu quero (co-directed, 2010)

María Romero
Una ciudad dentro de una ciudad (short film, co-directed, 2024, D'A 2024), Amor de madre (mid-length film, 2022), Amor de hijas (short film, 2021), F(r)iccions entre el treball i la vida (short film, co-directed, 2017), Ainda Maruxa (mid-length film, 2016), De pequeña quiero ser (curt, codirigit, 2014), I moltes altres dones (short film, co-directed, 2010)

María Romero García

Film information

Int. title: A City within a City
Director: Raquel Marques, María Romero García
Script: Raquel Marques, María Romero García
Contact: CCCB
With: Àngels Molina, Mohamed Essafi, Elmotakin Nasser
Country: Spain
Year: 2024
Format: Digital
Length: 15 min
Language: Spanish