62nd TIFF: Greek Premiere

Autumn 2015. Two Spanish lifeguards travel to the Greek island of Lesbos after seeing the heart-wrenching photograph of a little boy drowned in the Mediterranean Sea. They arrive to discover a shocking reality: thousands of people risking their lives every day by trying to cross the sea in the most precarious of vessels, fleeing from armed conflicts and other miseries in their home countries. But the thing that stands out most is that no one is doing any rescue work. A devastating humane story about the power of will, based on real-life events.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market.

Direction: Marcel Barrena
Script: Danielle Schleif
Cinematography: Kiko de la Rica
Editing: Nacho Ruiz Capillas
Sound: Eva Valiño, Fabiola Ordoyo
Music: Arnau Bataller
Actors: Eduard Fernandez, Dani Rovira, Anna Castillo, Sergi Lopez, Alex Monner, Melika Foroutan, Vassilis Bisbikis
Production: Fasten Films, Lastor Media, Arcadia Motion Pictures
Producers: Adria Mones, Tono Felguera, Sergi Moreno, Ibon Cormenzana, Ignasi Estape, Giorgios Karnavas, Gabriel Kaplan
Co-production: Heretic
Co-producers: Gabriel Kaplan
Costumes: Despina Chimona
Production Design: Pinelopi Valti, Elena Vardava
Make Up: Kyriaky Melidou, Roula Lianou, Hara Vasiliadi
Color: Color
Production Country: Spain, Greece
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 112'
Contact: Heretic

Marcel Barrena

Marcel Barrena is a film director, screenwriter, producer, and editor. His feature debut, the highly acclaimed TV movie Cuatro estaciones won the prestigious Gaudí Award, it was nominated for the Goya Awards for Best Documentary, and also won Best Movie and Best Director in Alicante Film Festival. His film Little World (2012) is one of the most successful documentaries in Spanish cinema. The film was selected by The Hollywood Reporter critic Neil Young as one of the best movies of the year.


2012 Little World (doc)
2016 100 Meters
2021 Mediterraneo