In order to attract attention on a film like Passers-by, it would be simple to resort to cold hard data and, for example, mention the fact that its shoot took place over the course of two decades in diverse formats, and had more than 6,500 cuts. However, these factors pale in comparison to the final experience the film offers a 100-minute-long exposure to a bombardment of syncopated images that drive you into a joyous trance in which the history of Barcelona, a city in constant, painful transformation, flashes before your eyes. Everything is contained in Passers-by, and eve-
rything is gathered and exposed in such a way that the initial sensation of bewilderment gives way to some sort of revelation, a euphoria through which, at times, we perceive the ways in which our lives have become increasingly disfigured and have gone from being a playground to being an enclosed space where the right of admission becomes a dogma of faith.
D: Luis Aller
G: Luis Aller, María José García
F: Emili Llorach, Carles Gusi, Quique López, Luis Aller
E: Luis Aller, Manu López, Emilio Ortiz, Manu Prats, Olga Elías, Paola Fernández
DA: Marina Pozanco, Oriol Roca
S: Dani Zacarías, Marc Bech
M: Pepe Rodaller
P: María José García
PE: María José García, Luis Aller
CP: El Dedo en el Ojo
PA: Grupo Cine Arte
María Galiana, Sergi López, Santiago Ramos, Roger Coma, Duna Jové
El Dedo en el Ojo.
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He was born in Toral de los Vados, León, in 1961. Between 1982 and 1985, he worked at the magazine Dirigido por. In 1989 he directed Barcelona, lament, which won a Sant Jordi Award for Best First Film. In 2009 he founded the Bande à Part Film School in Barcelona, where he is a director and professor.