While the uncertainty rises over the continuity of the illegal Madrilenian district La Cañada Real, the film follows the daily life of members of a gipsy family, each member struggling in their own way with their life being in transition.
El azul bajo sus pies (Beyond the Blue Bridge) is a hybrid film, set in an existing gypsy community. The family Gabarre Mendoza are ‘real’ members of this existing community under threat. The hybrid approach of working with non-actors and a documentary aesthetic combined with small fictionalized storylines places the film within the neo-realistic tradition.
Filming: march – may 2019
The film has been supported by Netherlands Film Fund | New Screen, Dutch Cultural Media Fund| START, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, ICAA Spain, Film Madrid.
Selected for BoostNL 2017/2018, and presented as guest project at the Torino Filmlab pitching event 2016.