Bigas Luna: The entomologist gaze

An exploration of the world and the work of the most international Catalan filmmaker through the director's entomological vision and his portrayal of the characters and themes he loves and hates.

  • Sergi Rubió
  • Sergi Rubió
  • Sergi Rubió
  • Bigas Luna
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Bigas Luna: La mirada entomòloga
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Television
  • Genres:
    Biopgraphy, Retrospective
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 10, 2008
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Catalan, Spanish
  • Shooting Format:
    Mini DV
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.78 : 1
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • IX International Festival of Independent Film
    Roxy Radio City Melany, Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires
    August 8, 2013
    Non competing section PANORAMA DOCUMENTAL
  • 1st Catalan Cinema Showcase, Rome
    Teatro Isola del Cinema, Rome
    June 29, 2013
    Official Selection
  • COR3 International Film Festival 2012
    West End, Bay Islands Department
    May 19, 2012
    Nominated for Best International Documentary Short Film
  • XII European Short Film Festival
    Town of Reus, province of Tarragona
    March 4, 2010
    Nominated for Best Short Video Award
  • Pantalla d’Autor
    SGAE Barcelona
    April 29, 2013
    Film Directors Union and Association of Writers and Editors
  • Sicily International Film Festival
    Siracusa, Sicily
    May 12, 2018
    Award for Best Short Documentary
  • Festimatge: Festival de la Imatge de Calella
    Teatre Orfeó Calellenc Calella, Barcelona
    April 27, 2012
    Honor Torretes Award
    Nominated for Best Short Film
Director Biography - Sergi Rubió

With a filmography dating back to 1993, at a mere 15 years of age during the height of his adolescence, and having grown up as avid fan of the movie genre, his Super 8 camera has always been his mode of expression, like a pair of prescription lenses allowing him to see the world and, without question, a means to share and express it all. In an era of analog format for video, Sergi always chose to shoot in celluloid, a choice he continues to defend to this day with the arrival of digital film.

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Director Statement

His body of work is often created with melodrama as its' backdrop, filled with visual portraits of environment and moods, almost always without following the accepted classic structure of a script by elaborating and then assembling brief sequences like pieces to a handmade puzzle inside of which impossible romances, farewells and open endings have all proven to be recurring themes in the various works of this filmmaker.

The parallel phase of his career as a filmmaker reflects his work creating documentaries. Starting off with a simple interview, each project quickly becomes a catalyst for an explosion of seemingly unconnected ideas. Only during production and later during post-production do they slowly find their place in the form of a script.