Bar Leo


Documentary (2009)


Language: Spanish
Sreenplay and realisation: Diethild Meier, Xavier Artigas
Production: Alicia Olivares and Marta Castañé
Editing: Meritxell Colell
Camera: Alfonso Moral
Sound: David Paco and Francesc Gosalves
Postproduction sound: Francesc Gosalves
Executive direction: Joan Gonzàlez and Joan Gallifa
Production assistance: Laura Molina


Broadcasted on Canal33 in June 2009.




Leo runs a bar in Barcelona's former fishermen district La Barceloneta. She is the first to open in the morning and the last to close at night, monday to sunday, and she hasn't taken a break in 30 years. Where does this small 60 years old lady take her strength from to keep up that rhythm? The truth is, Bar Leo is more than a bar – it has become a social meeting point for the survivors of a Barcelona which doesn't exist any longer: "The scoundrel's Barcelona" of the 60th. With Bambino's famous rumba songs and the preparations for the annual street carnival, we slowly get to know, day by day, the vanishing Barcelona of Bar Leo.

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