THE CREATOR OF THE JUNGLE

SOBRE LA MARXA

By Jordi MORATÓ

LA TERMITA FILMS, SL - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2014

This is the story of a man who created a jungle next to the highway, building with his bare hands beautiful and unbelievable works of engineering in the forest. This is also the story of how he ended up burning them to ashes to reconstruct them, time after time, over decades.

Festivals
& Awards

BFI London FF 2014
Debate
Rotterdam IFFR 2014
Festival Internacional de Málaga 2014
Hot Docs 2014
Visions du Reel 2014
D’A Festival Internacional de Cinema d'Autor 2014
IndieLisboa 2014
Trento Film Festival 2014
Audience Award Best Feature Documentary and Silver Gentian Best Artistic Contribution
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • CATALAN
    • Duration
    • 77 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jordi MORATÓ
    • Writer(s)
    • Jordi MORATÓ
    • Producer(s)
    • Isa CAMPO (La Termita Films SL), Isaki LACUESTA (La Termita Films SL)
    • Synopsis
    • This is the story of a man who created a jungle next to the highway, building with his bare hands beautiful and unbelievable works of engineering in the forest. This is also the story of how he ended up burning them to ashes to reconstruct them, time after time, over decades. He is known as “Garrell”, also as “Tarzan from Argelaguer”, and he is not driven by any apparent purpose, except one: going “on the go”.

      The tale of how he came to create a fantasy world is portrayed to us through his own footage, peculiar Tarzan remakes recorded with the collaboration of a 14-year-old boy. But also through the images of a north American art historian and finally, through the footage of the author of this documentary, who puts together the pieces of an extraordinary life of numerous facets: the aged man who is still a child at heart, the modern savage, the visionary admired for those who go on a pilgrimage to his forest, the misunderstood to whom many labelled a lunatic... As he says: “In my jungle I have everything I need. This will be my life. I want nothing to do with the white civilized man”.
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