- Director: Gernot Roll
- Duration: 89 minutes
- Genre: comedy
Comedy set in the world of holiday clubs. The film was shot in Munich and Ibiza in 2003. Filming on the island began on August 25 and in one month scenes in Es Canar, Es Figueral, Sant Antoni, Sant Agusti, Sant Jordi Vila, among other locations were recorded.
‘Pura vida Ibiza’ is directed and photographed by the veteran operator Gernot Roll, author of the photography of ‘Der bewegte Mann’ (1994) and ‘Nirgendwo in Afrika’ (2001). Academy Award winning German film by Óscar for Best Foreign Language Film. According to producer Reinhard Kloos (responsible for the Munich-based company Odeon Film), ‘Pura vida Ibiza’ was intended to show the “summer feeling” of the island and reflect “the difference between Ibiza on holiday and the day-to-day life.”
The film had a budget of three million euros and was released in Germany on the 12th of February 2004, also screened in Greece and Hungary. The DVD release is edited with the alternative title of ‘Pura vida Ibiza – Die Mutter aller Partys’
Commentary written by Enrique Villalonga, head of the production company Filmótica.
Diario de Ibiza. Article by Enric Fernández. September 23, 2003.