That great small being / Ese pequeño gran ser

A world historical moment. The portrait of a Nice paralyzed in quarantine. The small virus Cov-19, becomes a revolting giant on our planet. Its inhabitants secluded in their homes leave the streets deserted. From a terrace with a swimming pool, like James Stuart in the Hitchcok film "Rear window", a telephoto camera will film this confinement, its streets, its architectures, seagulls and landscapes day after day. The last day before the quarantine ends, the camera goes outside to meet the few who go to play sports or walk their children. They tell us about their feelings, their fears and doubts, and what they would say to the virus if they could talk to it. The landscapes also speak and nature especially, with its turquoise sea, the famous Promenade des Anglois and pebble beach, its alps, boats, lighthouses, tractors, gendarmerie helicopters, docks and airports paralyzed, we will discover an incredible Nice, never seen before, like a ghost town.

  • Arturo Prins
    State of Impurity, Autopsy of Love, Curiosity, Adventure and Love, Boomerang 11M
  • Arturo Prins
    State of Impurity, Autopsy of Love, Curiosity, Adventure and Love, Boomerang 11M
  • Citizens of Nice
    Key Cast
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  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental
  • Genres:
    Documentary, poetic essay
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 8 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 USD
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  • Language:
    English, French, Italian, Spanish
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    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography - Arturo Prins

He is the producer and director of 7 short films and 5 feature-length documentaries and 1 fiction movie and Freelance commercial Director.

He has a Bachelor in Fine Arts by the Complutense University of Madrid.

He did a workshop with Thomas Vinterberg, the creator of DOGMA 95 for "Cinexplora TOYOTA". He was awarded with a scholarship Second Award of Toyota to study in the European Film College of Denmark.

The Ministry of Culture of Spain through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has purchased the rights to the short film "Strike 2" to be shown in all Spanish embassies in the world for ten years.

He has worked and collaborated in various advertising agencies as an Art Director Saatchi & Saatchi, Contrapunto and Ruiz Nicoli, filming advertisement spots.

His documentary film "Autopsia de un Amor" was selected for the nominations of the 2016 Goya Awards for best documentary.


State of Impurity (2019) Fiction

Damn New York (2018) Documentary

Curiosity, Adventure & Love (2016) Documentary

The Consul, the Artist (2014) Documentary

Autopsy of a Love (2013) Documentary

Boomerang 11M (2008) Documentary

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Director Statement

"In the cinema, very quickly, with the American influence that everyone accepted, a part of that documentary work was abandoned. They immediately went to the show, which was nothing more than the final mission, say the mass of the film. in the movies now, mass is celebrated and prayer is no longer said. "What matters to them about the mass is the collection: a good mass is a mass with a full church, which gives a great collection."

Jean-Luc Godard