THE PLAGUE

LA PLAGA

By Neus BALLÚS

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First film - Completed 2013


Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale - EFM 2013
Forum
BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2013
Panorama
Málaga 2013
Documental
CPH-PIX Film Festival 2013
D'A Festival internacional de Cinema de Autor de Barcelona. 2013
Closing Ceremony
Seattle International Film Festival Sección 2013
New Directors
6th Mediterranean Int. Film Festival Split 2013
Oficial Competition
16th Motovun Film Festival 2013
Award "Propeller" to the Best Film
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama, Documentary
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • CATALAN, RUSSIAN, SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Neus BALLÚS
    • Writer(s)
    • Neus BALLÚS
    • Producer(s)
    • Pau SUBIRÓS
    • Synopsis
    • Raul, a farmer who wants to grow organic food, hires Iurie to help him in the fields. Iurie is a Moldavian wrestler, who earns a living in whatever comes his way. Slowly, their personal stories intertwine with those of three solitary women: Maria, an elderly lady forced to leave her countryside house for a retirement home; Rose, a Philippine nurse who has just arrived in the country; and Maribel, a prostitute who has less and less clients. The destinies of all these characters become entwined as the summer goes on.
      The Plague is a film of interwoven stories, that offers a moving portrait of life on the outskirts of Barcelona. The main characters are not actors. They play themselves after four years of working with the director. This long process has permitted Ballús to reveal the uncertainty and rebel spirit that underlies contemporary crisis-hit Spain.
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