Barcelona in Black

Manel Cebrian - 8'05"



Few cities have undergone such a drastic and complete makeover in such short order while successfully retaining its enduring spirit and allure. “Barcelona in Black” captures the essence of this beautiful and multifarious city by chronicling the 30-year metamorphosis from an anchored to the past industrial city of the 80’s, through the painful pageantry of its Olympic revival, into its current cosmopolitan modernity. 

Shot in time-lapse, this 8-minute film divided into three chapters, tells the story of these differing yet equally authentic versions of Barcelona.



Director not to present this film for Public, the Jury can award the film through private screening.

Manel Cebrian

Born on May 23, 1975, in Barcelona, Spain, Manel-Marti Cebrian is Director of Photography and Engineer. He starts professionally as a Photographer in 2010 and nowadays is developing as Director of Photography. As a filmmaker he specializes in time-lapse. His main films are Barcelona in Black (2016), Sunrise in Barcelona (2016), Asturias, a personal voyage (2015) and Clouds (2015).

"Barcelona in Black" is a project that I wanted to do for a long time. Now, it is a reality. Welcome to my Barcelona. Enjoy it.