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.
The film has been supported by Netherlands Film Fund and the Dutch Cultural Media Fund.
Selected for BoostNL 2017 and presented as guest project at the Torino Filmlab pitching event 2016.