DocsBarcelona offers a close up on documentaries

The 19th edition of the festival will take place in Barcelona from the 23rd to the 29th of May

Documentary films are currently experiencing something of a golden age, with an improvement in quality and quantity that owes a lot to a select group of festivals that have contributed to raising viewers’ expectation. An example of this is DocsBarcelona, the International Documentary Film Festival of Barcelona, which will feature 40 titles in its nineteenth edition, making the city the world capital of the genre for a few days.

This edition, which will take place between the 23rd and 29th of May, opens with Sonita, a brave documentary by Iranian director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami that focuses on an Afghan refugee in Iran who uses rap as a tool in his struggle for freedom. Closing the festival is Our Last Tango by German Kral, telling the love story of the most famous couple in the history of tango: Juan Carlos Copes and Maria Nieves.

In between the opening and closing sessions, you will find, as always, the best films of the genre at international level included in the Official Section and competing for the prize for Best Documentary and for the DocsBarcelona TV3 New Talent Award for Best Film by a debut director. New for this edition is the section Latitud DocsBarcelona, featuring the best documentaries from the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America.

DocsBarcelona
When: 23 to 29 May
Where: Various venues
Further information available from the DocsBarcelona website

 

 

Publication date: Tuesday, 17 May 2016
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