Agost (Eivissa. Cròniques d’un ball)

Agost (Eivissa. Cròniques d’un ball). 1975.

  • Director: Francesc Juan
  • Duration: 16 minutes
  • Genre: documentary
Synopsis: This documentary highlights the 70s investigating the so-called "ball pages", a cultural expression, perhaps the most important, Catalunya has inherited from the island of Ibiza.

Commentary:

Documentary filmed in 16 mm on the origins of “ball pages”. It is directed by Francesc Juan, author of the short film ‘Luna’ (1971). Pere Guasch was in charge of the soundtrack and photography. The two Ibizan artists subsequently developed a teaching career at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Bilbao.

Other important artists in the island intervened in ‘Agost’, which was filmed between 1972 and 1975, as the musician Isidor Marí and the painter Toni Cardona, who was an assistant cameraman.

The documentary is dedicated to the writer Marià Villangómez and was advised by Institut d’Estudis Eivissencs.

Commentary written by Enrique Villalonga, head of production studio Filmótica.

References:

Enrique Villalonga’s interview with Pere Guasch Matutes. April 20, 2010.

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  • TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • Producer Josep Maria Forn (Espanya)
  • Director Francesc Juan
  • Photography Pere Guasch
  • Edition Sonoblok
  • Music Pere Guasch
  • Sound designer Sonoblok
  • Casting Edit, Concha Rebollo, Virginia Ferrer, Marcos Tur, Eugenio Sentí, Joan Marí, Vicent Pujol, Jaume Serra, Manuel Sorà, Francesc Juan y Joan Marí Tur