Mañana Al Mar is a documentary about sensuality and growing old. A poetic and impressionistic film shot on 16mm film, it captures the unique spirit of a group of senior citizens in Barcelona who have found an extraordinary way of growing old.
Paulina, one of characters, is disabled and walks with a crutch. She spends hours transfixed by the sea, allowing herself to be seduced by the call of the waves into taking her daily dip. The walk across the sand is slow and difficult but as soon as the gentle waves touch her feet she abandons the crutch and dives into the water. She plays in the surf like a young dolphin, singing Cuban love songs at the top of her voice.
2006, Documentary, 67/52 min. In distribution.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS:
“Max Ophuels Preis” 2006 - BEST DOCUMENTARY
Film Festival “Max-Ophuels-Preis”, Saarbruecken / Germany, January 2006
“Prix Europa 2006” - BEST DOCUMENTARY
Best Documentary - European Television Programme 2006
“achtung berlin - new berlin film award” 2006 - BEST DOCUMENTARY
Film Festival “achtung berlin - new berlin film award”, Berlin / Germany, May 2006
“achtung berlin - new berlin film award” 2006 - BEST CAMERA
Festival de cine “achtung berlin - new berlin film award”, Berlin / Germany, May 2006
Nominated for “Schleswig-Holstein Film Award” 2006 – BEST DOCUMENTARY
Lübeck / Germany, November 2006
Director & camera Ines Thomsen
Editor Lars Späth
Sound Wiebke Heldmann
Camera Assistant Elisabet Rourich Sanchez
Line production Gesine Reicherstorfer
Production gop03 Christin Meyer & Anke Jungfleisch
Co-Production Polar Star Films Carles Brugueras & Bettina Walter