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Polar Star Films
Rosselló 320, Local 1
08025 Barcelona, Spain
+34 93 200 47 77

Mañana al mar

Director: Ines Thomsen
2006

“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.

A co-production between ZDF/ARTE (Germany), TVC (Spain), GOP03 (Germany), supported by ICIC Spain and Kulturelle Filmfoerderung Scheswig-Holstein (Germany)

Key Crew

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

Festivals & Prices

Ophuels Festival Saarbruecken 2006 - Best Documentary Saarbruecken
Documenta Madrid 2006 (In Competition)
Achtung Berlin 2007 - Best Documentary & Best Camera
L’Alternativa Barcelona 2006
Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montreal 2006
Best Documentary Festival Festival Max Ophüls, Germany
Prix Europa Television Award 2006
It’s All True Sao Paulo 2007 - Best Documentary