CHIO I EL SO DE BARCELONA
(Chio and the sound of Barcelona)
Language: Spanish/ Catalan
Screenplay and realisation: Diethild Meier
Camera: Alfonso Moral
Sound: David Abadía
Postproduction sound: David Abadía
Music: Chio Allin
Executive direction: Joan Gonzàlez i Francesc Pou
Executive production TV3: Josep M. Casellas
Executive production Parallel40: Àngels Villar
Broadcasted on Canal33 in June 2010.
Festival Europes 2010
Chio is a Japanese pianist who comes to Barcelona to redeem a promise to her childhood alter ego: As a child she heard from Barcelona in Japanese television. She felt attracted by the sound of the city's name and decided in that moment secretly that she would live there some day. She enrolls in the renowned CONSERVATORI LICEU to study a master in piano performance, rather for the VISA than for her interest in the program. She finds an artistic challenge in another context: With her close friend Nissan, acrobat and street artist, she buys a piano for an old factory building which is occupied by circus artists as rehearsal space and as a theatre. She organises a big show in "La Nave Espacial", inviting musicians and circus artists to perform with her, and makes herself a home in Barcelona.