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  • Waiting for Barcelona

  • Original Title:
  • Waiting for Barcelona
  • Screening Time:
  • Year:
  • 2018

  • Barcelona’s labyrinthine streets are the epitome of romantic city life – as long as you don’t live on them. But 27-year old Gambian Mou does and has lived homeless for 10 years around Las Ramblas. A love affair with an American gives him hope of a new life, but the mental pressures catch up with his otherwise so positive spirit. At the same time hundreds of other paperless Africans try to provide for themselves by selling fake products to tourists without legal permissions – something that the local authorities do not take friendly. An upbeat film about one of Europe’s invisible lives, Waiting for Barcelona shows us a world of suffering and dreams in the outskirts of a city that’s one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world.

    Director’s Statement: Waiting for Barcelona is a story about perseverance and the things that we all share as human-beings. Besides its humanitarian themes, the film also portraits a city with its millions of stories – how they all are important pieces in forming this perplexing place. The film is an honest and cinematically stylised look into the world of our protagonists. I believe that a film like this could only be done in Barcelona, as it provides a scenery and a setting unlike anything else found in Europe.

  • Director:
  • Juho-Pekka Tanskanen
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
  • Duration:
  • 84 min.
  • Status:
  • Completed
  • Country:
  • Finland
  • Production Company:
  • Danish Bear Productions
    Isabella Karhu
  • Sales Company:
  • Syndicado Film Sales
    Aleksandar Govedarica
  • About the Director:
    Waiting for Barcelona is Juho-Pekka Tanskanen's first feature-length flm. He was born in 1988 in Helsinki, Finland and graduated from Lahti University of Applied Sciences in 2014. Since then, he has worked actively in the Finnish film industry. Juho-Pekka is also a co-founder of the production company Danish Bear Productions.
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  • Waiting for Barcelona Image
  • Waiting for Barcelona

  • Waiting for Barcelona
  • Year:
  • 2018

  • Director:
  • Juho-Pekka Tanskanen
  • Genre:
  • Documentary
  • Duration:
  • 84 min.
  • Status:
  • Completed
  • Country:
  • Finland
  • Production Company:
  • Danish Bear Productions
    Isabella Karhu
  • Sales Company:
  • Syndicado Film Sales
    Aleksandar Govedarica
  • Barcelona’s labyrinthine streets are the epitome of romantic city life – as long as you don’t live on them. But 27-year old Gambian Mou does and has lived homeless for 10 years around Las Ramblas. A love affair with an American gives him hope of a new life, but the mental pressures catch up with his otherwise so positive spirit. At the same time hundreds of other paperless Africans try to provide for themselves by selling fake products to tourists without legal permissions – something that the local authorities do not take friendly. An upbeat film about one of Europe’s invisible lives, Waiting for Barcelona shows us a world of suffering and dreams in the outskirts of a city that’s one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world.

    Director’s Statement: Waiting for Barcelona is a story about perseverance and the things that we all share as human-beings. Besides its humanitarian themes, the film also portraits a city with its millions of stories – how they all are important pieces in forming this perplexing place. The film is an honest and cinematically stylised look into the world of our protagonists. I believe that a film like this could only be done in Barcelona, as it provides a scenery and a setting unlike anything else found in Europe.

  • About the Director:
    Waiting for Barcelona is Juho-Pekka Tanskanen's first feature-length flm. He was born in 1988 in Helsinki, Finland and graduated from Lahti University of Applied Sciences in 2014. Since then, he has worked actively in the Finnish film industry. Juho-Pekka is also a co-founder of the production company Danish Bear Productions.