Pepe Andreu Ibarra and Rafa Molés Vilar
Five days to dance
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Five days to dance

Five days to dance

Pepe Andreu Ibarra and Rafa Molés Vilar

2014
77 min.
Spain
Spanish, English, German and Basque
Subtitles: Spanish and Catalan

Dance is their common language. The place doesn’t matter. Five days, a class of teenagers, a microcosm where a big bang takes place.

Datasheet

Show
Direction
Pepe Andreu Ibarra and Rafa Molés Vilar
Sound
José Luis Rubio
Distribution
Docs Barcelona Distribution
Production
Natalia Maestro, José Luis Rubio
Editing
Pepe Andreu, Mónica Zamora
Music
Joan Valent, Montefuji
Photography
José Luis González
Synopsis

Two dancers show up one morning in the classroom of a high school. It’s Monday and they announce to a group of teenagers that they have five days to get on a stage and dance. One week to change things. A tight deadline for a big challenge: to move people when the world is paralyzing us.

The dancing forces these teenagers to break their roles right at that time in their lives when social roles are being built. The leader is no longer the most admired, the shy one takes a step ahead… Dancing forces them to touch each other. They communicate, they become equals. Some won’t free themselves until the last moment.

Wilfried Van Poppel and Amaya Lubeigt are the choreographers. He’s Dutch, she’s Basque. Dance is their common language. The place doesn’t matter. Five days, a class of teenagers, a microcosm where a big bang takes place.

About the direction
Pepe Andreu Ibarra

Pepe Andreu Ibarra

Director

Pepe Andreu is a director, screenwriter and director. He holds a BA Degree in Information Sciences....

Rafa Molés Vilar

Rafa Molés Vilar

Director

Rafa Molés is a director and screenwriter. He holds a BA Degree in Information Sciences. In 2012, he...

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Awards and festivals

Donostia Zinemaldia Festival San Sebastián
Spain, 2014
DocsDF
Mexico, 2014
Premi Canal Plus - MiradasDoc
Spain, 2014
DocsBarcelona
Spain, 2014
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Five days to dance
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Reviews

Under the script, there are a whole series of nuances and problems that affect all layers of an educational institution. Is a sincere attempt to offer both sides of the coin.

— Adrián Tomás Samit, No me pierdo ni una

What could be considered as a documentary about dance, what it does is rethink our entire educational system and leads us to an interesting reflection on what should be done with students in secondary school classes.

— Joaquín Juan Penalba, El espectador imaginario

A suggestive, beautiful experiment and, above all, captured with precision and sensitivity that has overcome the considerable obstacles and difficulties that arise from improvised rehearsals that prevented having a preconceived scheme of filming.

— Antonio Dopazo, Faro de Vigo
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