Belonging

Synthesis the documentary
“Belonging” shows the life research of a writer who lives as simply as possible. It is about a man who excludes himself in an almost extreme flight to a lifestyle in greater harmony with nature.
Perhaps we are showing the last poet against the resistance of a world that is dying out.
“Belonging” is the desire for recognition of that to which we belong.
An interrogation about the meaning of “oneself” and “the other” in a globalised world. 

Plot structure
The proposed plot for the document is structured around five pillars that are distributed transversally.
1. The main features of nature are linked to the organic life cycle of Mediterranean crop growing. Earth, water, fire, air and the fifth element, the emptiness or immaterial dimension.

2. We are also interested in the human reference and the relationship between work and nature. It flees from a contemplative vision of nature, and deals with it from a material, physical perspective, such as is the action of cultivating the land.

3. This pillar organises the more sensorial plot of the narration associated to the essence of the natural products obtained from the land. Bread, oil and wine as fundamental elements of a symbolic, sensual universe.

4. The previous resources interrelate becoming, in the word and graphics, physical references of a cultural landscape. This offers the reflexive experience of the protagonist by submitting his own consciousness to interrogation in a world that is being wrecked in the sea of post-modernity.

5. The fifth and final pillar stages a world that is dying out, the loss of a unity between human beings and nature which the character faces in his final resistance.

  • Francesc Font Andreu
    Director
  • Francesc Font Andreu
    Writer
  • Francesc Font Andreu
    Producer
  • Ramon Bosch
    Key Cast
    Locution and Voice-off, Main Character
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Pertinença
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 25 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    Spain
  • Country of Filming:
    Spain
  • Language:
    Catalan
  • Shooting Format:
    Digitak
  • Aspect Ratio:
    Scope
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Founder's L'Eclisse Award. BLOW-UP FILM FEST 2018
    Chicago
    United States
    November 11, 2018
    FEST 2018
    Founder's L'Eclisse Award. BLOW-UP FILM FEST 2018 FEST 2018
  • TROFÉUS – FIGUEIRA FILM ART 2018
    Figueira da Foz
    Portugal
    August 30, 2018
    Premier
    Award: MELHOR LONGA DOCUMENTAL MELHOR FOTOGRAFIA
Director Biography - Francesc Font Andreu

Working as an audiovisual producer, scriptwriter and project director in the multimedia, video and film industry since 1994.
Based in the city of Girona, he produces and directs audiovisual projects for a wide range of companies and institutions.
He founded the production company Movie-ments in 1996 and currently combines his professional activities with teaching and research commitments at the School of Audiovisual and Multimedia Production (EU-ERAM) at the University of Girona, where he runs courses on Image Theory and Analysis and Multimedia Project Direction (http://www.eram.cat).

2018
Interactive game Una experiència estètica (An aesthetic experience), online transmedia virtual space.
2017
Essay documentary Pertinença (Belonging).
Founder's L'Eclisse Award. BLOW-UP FILM FEST 2018 Chicago
Figueira Film Art 2018. Portugal
Award for Best Documentary Feature
Award for Best Photography
2016
The experience of Walter Benjamin and to the monument to his memory created by Dani Karavan in Portbou cemetery, just on the border with France, in the Alt Empordà region.
Fragment I Experience
2013
“Perseverança” For your information, the international premiere of the documentary took place at the Festival of Class A, 27th edition of the International Film Festival of Mar del Plata.
2011
Awards
- Award for raising awareness for research projects funded by the TV3 Telethon (La Marató de TV3 Foundation).
Production consultancy and tutoring at the Girona School of Audiovisual and Multimedia Production.
2007
- Best project in the short video film category, The Audiovisual Creation Fund, for ‘L’assaig perseverança’.
2006
- Trophy for the best original short film in Catalan at the Calella Festimatge Festival 2006 for ‘Diari de càmera’, 35 mm.
- Award for best photography at the Calella Festimatge Festival 2006 for ‘Diari de càmera’, 35 mm.
2005
- The Torre Nostra Award at the Torreblanca Short Film Festival, Castelló, for ‘Diari de càmera’, 35mm.
- Award for best photography at the Girona Film Festival for ‘Diari de càmera’, 35 mm.
- Award in the Special Valencian Language Section at the Vila-Real International Short Film Festival for ‘Diari de camera’, 35 mm.
2004
- Award at the 1st Elsa Peretti Foundation Cinemagraphic Production Competition (Sant Martí Vell) for the best original screenplay for ‘Diari de càmera’.
2002
- Special jury mention at The Fiction Short Film Contest, original screenplay in Catalan, the Balearic Islands, for ‘La llum del silenci’, 35 mm.
- Award for best photography at the Girona Film Festival for ‘La llum del silenci’.
- Award for best editing at the Girona Film Festival for ‘La llum del silenci’.
- Barcelona Award for human values from the Association of Directors of Catalonia for ‘La llum del silence’, 35 mm.
1999
- Special jury mention at the 11th Girona Film Festival, in the Fictional Video section for ‘Entelèquia’.
1998
- The Iberian Möbius Multimedia Award for ‘OL-OT-UM’, CD-ROM about the Olot National Park.
- Special jury mention at the Paris International Möbius Awards, for ‘OL-OT-UM’.
1996
- Laus Design Award in the Multimedia category for ‘Interartiu’, CD-ROM about the Olot School of Art.
1995
- The City of Olot Plastic Arts and Design Grant Award for video screenplay.
1994
- Young Catalan Creation Award for Production at the 12th Video Festival of Estavar-Llívia.
- Award for the best video documentary for ‘Mauro’.
- Award for best photography at the 6th Girona Film Festival for ‘Mauro’.

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Director Statement

The project was born from the observation of human activity within our natural heritage. It arises as a need for finding the keys of identity and belonging of a territory that defines us.

Pertinença (Belonging) is a work that shapes abstract and pure perception, reasoning and reflection, reality and fiction. Fiction understood as a mental projection of an imaginary projection that nourishes reality.

We intend to emphasize meanings close to a more reflective than contemplative vision, more thematic and associative than causal and temporal.

We transport the viewer on an emotional journey for knowledge, the most intimate and human experience of perception and the creative process, and discover as a phenomenon, despite its apparent impenetrability, that it can manifest itself in a sensual, winding, poetic or spiritual dimension.