Salvador Sunyer (Spain)
2023 Storylines Lab
Salvador Sunyer graduated from the Film and Audiovisual School of Catalonia (ESCAC). Bugarach (2014), his first feature documentary, received the FIPRESCI award at the St. Petersburg film festival and was an official selection at festivals such as Hot Docs in Toronto, Prix Europa in Berlin or the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). Salvador’s desire to combine performing and cinematic arts has led him to work with artists such as Álex Rigola (former Director of the Venice Biennale) or the playwright Sergio Blanco. The Missing Part, developed together with the Baro d’Evel circus and performing arts company, is the first film produced within The One Project, the biannual project he created in 2015. In 2022, Salvador released Androgenic Alopecia, an autofiction short film that talks about family legacy while serving as an ironic reflection on artistic creation. Salvador is currently developing a television series created together with Isaki Lacuesta. In addition, he is shooting a documentary feature film, Qui Som, about the new artistic project of the Baro d’Evel company. Basarda is his first fiction feature film.
Basarda — It’s 1955 and 18-year-old Silvana tries to save her father’s charcoal business by trafficking in black truffles along the border between Spain and France. Her neighbor, 16-year-old Liuet, shows her how to find them with his boar Basarda, but buried family conflicts will soon come to the surface.