Boogaloo Boogaloo

Magaluf Ghost Town

SYNOPSIS

Strange things happen in the Balearic coast: smell of pee and blood, police cars and ambulances going through the streets without anyone paying attention to it. Shouts in the middle of the night that can be understood as both happiness or suffering. Every year, one million tourists, majority of them brits, crowd the streets of Magaluf during the summer. In an almost ghostlike fashion they invade the public space and transform it to a thematic park where everything is allowed. The small and calm town with a population of 4.500 inhabitants, turns into the Balearic Twin Peaks where residents live in an absurd daily tensionfield between doomful ambience and genuine holiday pleasure. Magaluf turns into a very concrete manifestation of the european low-cost tourist paradigm and life. A tourist paradigm based on nightlife-business and wild, excessive entertainment. The locals try to coexist in the middle of the contradictory tensionfield of this tourist model. A model that feels like an invasion but on the other hand produces millions of euros and jobs in the tourist sector (and therefore enables the locals to live an economically better life.)

TECH DETAILS
Year

2021

Genre

Documentary

Broadcasters

Movistar +, IB3, France Télévisions, RTS

With the support of

ICEC, CNC, Procirep, Institut Ramon Llull

CAST & CREW
Director

M. A. Blanca

Director of Photography

Raúl Cuevas

Producer

Bernat Manzano, Valerie Montmartin, Miguel Eek

Editor

Javier Gil, Ariadna Ribas

POSTER
FESTIVALS

Hot Docs 2021 - International Competition (Toronto - Canada)

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - International Competition (Thessaloniki - Greece)

Transilvania International Film Festival (Cluj-Napoca - Romania)

Festival de Sevilla - Nuevas Olas No-Ficción (Sevilla - Spain)

Espoo Ciné International Film Festival (Espoo - Finland)

Camden International Film Festival (Maine - USA)

Bergen International Film Festival - Documentaire Extraordinaire (Bergen - Norway)

L'Alternativa Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona - International Competition (Barcelona - Spain)

Crested Butte Film Festival (Crested Butte - USA)

Lemesos International Documentary Festival (Lemesos - Cyprus)

Festival Internacional de Cine de Xixón - Esbilla (Xixón - Spain)

Márgenes Festival de Cine Independiente de Madrid (Madrid - Spain)

Pordenone Docs Fest - Voci dell'ichiesta (Pordenone - Italy)

14th Panorama of the European Film - Documentary Competition (Cairo - Egypt)

ATLANTIDOC / Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Uruguay (Montevideo - Uruguay?

Rizoma Festival Internacional de Cine y Cultura Entrelazada (Madrid - Spain)

Doku Baku International Documentary Film Festival (Baku - Azerbabijan)

Festival du Cinéma Espagnol de Nantes (Nantes - France)

61 Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias (Cartagena de Indias - Colombia)

DOK.fest München (München - Germany)

Crossing Europe Film Festival (Linz - Austria)

Atlanta Film Festival (Atlanta - USA)

6e Festival Internacional de Cinema Independent d'Eivissa (Eivissa - Spain)

2020 Abycine Lanza WIP (Albacete - Spain)

XII Miradas Doc Pitching Forum (Tenerife - Spain)

DocsBarcelona 2018 - Speed Meetings (Barcelona - Spain)

2019 EDN Docs in Thessaloniki (Thessaloniki - Greece)

2019 Sheffield Doc/Fest Meet Market (Sheffield - UK)

Foro Lau Haizetara (Donosti - Spain)

PUSH PLAY Work-in-Progress FIC Xixón (Xixón - Spain)

AWARDS

International Competition Golden Alexander Award - Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival (Thessaloniki - Greece)

Grand Jury Prize - XIV Pordenone Docs Fest (Pordenone - Italy)

Premios Feroz 2022 Nominees (Spain)