The documentary City of the Dead, by director Miguel Eek premieres worldwide at the FIPADOC festival, Biarritz (France) on the 24th of January, 2019 at 12 o’clock at the Bellevue Auditorium.
The film accompanies the workers of Palma de Mallorca’s cemetery and funeral home for a year.
“Death is still a taboo that causes fear and curiosity. However, there are people who face it every day in their work and who have found ways to relate to it.” This is the premise that led Miguel Eek and his film crew to live with burials, undertakers, gardeners, sales agents, guards and the women cleaning the cemetery and funeral home of Palma.
City of the Dead is a documentary about death interpreted by the living. Biel, the cemetery guard, works in the cemetery and the funeral home in Palma; José, the sales agent dealing with families; David and Sergio, the undertakers; Jaume and Mohammed, gardeners, José Luis, from the crematorium and Manuela, who works in cleaning. Through their relationships, sometimes dramatic others comic, we discover the unknown world of death. Also most specially, the personal stories of its inhabitants.
The world premiere will take place at FIPADOC next Thursday, January 24th at 12 o’clock at the Bellevue Auditorium in front of the jury and followed by a Q & A with all attendees. Saturday 26th there will be a second screening at Le Colisée at 4:00 pm.
The documentary is a production of Mosaic Producciones in co-production with IB3, the television of the Balearic Islands, with the support of the City Council of Palma, the Consell de Mallorca and Institut d’Estudis Balearics.
City of the Dead will continue touring other national and international festivals. So far it has been selected in Holland and Greece where the film will premiere soon.
More info on the official website of the film: http://ciutatdelsmorts.mosaicprod.com