Informe general II. El nuevo rapto de Europa

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