It's almost forty years since Portabella made Informe general sobre unas cuestiones de interés para una proyección pública. Spain was slowly coming out of three and a half decades of fascist dictatorship, and Portabella was there with his camera observing, but not merely as an observer. It's also an essay on the idiom(s) of politics and cinema, as he deemed some of the politics desirable.
Today in Spain, neoliberalist capitalism has laid waste to the middle class, unemployment is skyrocketing, the Left is a factious mess that the Right plays with ease, trust in democracy is at a new low. Is it necessary to look for other forms of participatory processes?
General Report II: The New Abduction of Europe doesn’t try to offer an answer. Portabella weaves a tapestry of options through which ideas can get discussed, arranging them so that their strengths and weaknesses can be considered. In short, he creates a cinematic symposium in which the audience is the essential final participant.

International title
General Report II. The New Abduction of Europe
Filmmaker
Pere Portabella
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Spain
Year
2016
Medium
DCP
Length
126’
Language
Spanish, Catalan, English, Italian
Producer
Pere Portabella
Production Company
Films 59
Sales
Films 59
Writer
Pere Portabella
Cinematography
Elisabeth Prandi
Editor
Oskar Gomez
Website
http://www.informegeneral2.com