La Revolució Turística

La Revolució Turística. 2014.

  • Director: Pablo Alcántara, Rafael Alcántara
  • Duration: 82 minutes
  • Genre: documentary
Synopsis: On the islands of Ibiza and Formentera, the arrival of tourism had a great impact which led to a radical transformation of the way of life of its inhabitants, passing, in just a few decades, from an almost anchored subsistence economy in the Middle Ages to a rich and modern society dedicated to tourism and services. Currently, Ibiza and Formentera are worldwide known prime tourist destinations. 'La Revolució Turística' is a documentary film that tells the story of tourism in the islands.

Commentary:

‘La Revolució Turística’ is a remarkable documentary on the tourism industry in Ibiza and Formentera, covering 80 years of its history. This documentary was made possible thanks to the private initiative of Cordoba brothers Pablo and Rafael Alcántara, based in Ibiza since the early eighties. Between 2011 and 2014, they conducted more than seventy interviews with representatives of culture, politics and trade of the islands, offering a wide and extensive insight on tourism, the main economic engine of Ibiza and Formentera.

The documentary, narrated by Ibizian actress Tita Planells, was shot in the Pitiusan islands, Madrid and Barcelona. The film had budget of over 184,000 euros available and production has coordinated by local company Pauxa, founded by Pablo Alcántara in 2005, which has also produced short films such as ‘Neighbour’ (2012), directed by Héctor Escandell and the video-clip of the Ibizan group Rels ‘La princesa i el plebeu’ (2013), among other audiovisual works.

One of the great successes of ‘La Revolució Turística’, is the insertion of several shots from the films ‘Law of the Sea’ (1951), ‘‘La larga agonía de los peces fuera del agua’ (1971) and ‘F for Fake’ (1973 ), films that were shot in the islands, and that in the documentary serve the purpose to contextualize historically certain events. Also, in the project there are a lot of pictures, some subjected digitization and colorization to link the past of the islands with the present, highlighting the abrupt changes of the landscape that Ibiza and Formentera have undergone over the past decades.

‘La Revolució Turística’ has taken part in the prestigious International Documentary Film Festival of Uruguay, Atlantidoc in 2014 and has been broadcasted on television channel Balearic IB3.

Commentary written by Enrique Villalonga, head of the production company Filmótica.

References:

Pablo Alcántara interview with Enrique Villalonga. April 19, 2015

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  • TECHNICAL DETAILS

  • Producer Pauxa (Spain)
  • Director Pablo Alcántara, Rafael Alcántara
  • Photography Pablo Alcántara
  • Edition Pablo Alcántara, Yadis González y Luna Alcántara
  • Sound designer Yadis González
  • Casting Tita Planells, Àngels Martínez, Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi, Ernesto Ramón Fajarnés, Catalina Ferrer, Catalina Torres, Antonio Hormigo, Joan Riera, Enric Majoral, Antonio Tur, Francisco Ferrer “Paco”, Abel Matutes, Antonio Marí “Carraca”, Erwin Bechtold, Christina Bechtold, Vicente Valero, Philippe Rotthier, Vicente Juan Guasch, Antonio Colinas, Fernando-Guillermo de Castro, Carmelo Convalia, Sònia Cardona, Juan Marí “Dalias”, José Torres, Antonio Torres, Esperanza Ferrer, Joan Costa “Payá”, Javier Mariscal, Álvaro Jiménez, Charo Ruiz, Paco Fernández, Melba Levick, Hazel Morgan, Guillermo Ferrer, Carlos Martorell, Pau Riba, Hugh Levick, Víctor Guasch, Lluïsa Serra, Ricardo Urgell, Manolo Díaz, Manuel Rodríguez, Juan Fernando Marí, Carmen Ferrer, Pilar Costa, Pedro Hormigo, Joan Antoni Torres, José Torres, Anabel Costa, Míchel, Carles Sans, Silke, Gerard Quintana, Carles Fabregat, Manu San Félix, Marià Marí, Joan Serra, Igor Marijuan, Paola Testa, Juan Verdera, Manuel Hernández, Brigitte Armengol, Sabrina Serrat, Terence Fixmer, Elena Lee, Cormac, Leticia Rodríguez, Esther Pérez Broto, Silvana Perré, Javier Hernández, Carmen Sánchez, Shinobu Mochizuki y Matteo Amadio