Jordi Rovira and Oscar Moreno
Joana Biarnés
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Joana Biarnés

Joana Biarnés

Jordi Rovira and Oscar Moreno

72 min.
Spanish and Catalan
Subtitles: Spanish

This is the unknown life and work of Joana Biarnés, the first Spanish photojournalist.


Jordi Rovira and Oscar Moreno
Executive Production
Òscar Moreno, Jordi Ambròs, Andrés Luque
REC produccions, Xavier Baig
DocsBarcelona Distribution
REC produccions
Xavier Baig
Xavier Baig

She sneaked into the Beatle’s suite, she tricked Roman Polanski, she was Raphael’s photographer, she chose Massiel’s dress for Eurovision, and Clint Eastwood kissed her once. She was friends with Xavier Cugat, Joan Manel Serrat, the Duchess of Alba, Fernando Rey, el Cordobés, Lola Flores, Salvador Dalí… This is the unknown life and work of Joana Biarnés, the first Spanish photojournalist, reclaimed thanks to the discovery -this century, of striking images of the terrible 1962 floods in the Vallès region, captured by the then young photographer. A pioneer, who overcame the prejudices of an era, succeeded in her profession, met and immortalized famous historic figures, and just when she could have become a legend, she disappeared.

About the direction
Jordi Rovira

Jordi Rovira


Jordi Rovira is a director and screenwriter. Freelance journalist since 1998 and Bachelor of Informa...

Oscar Moreno

Oscar Moreno


Òscar Moreno is an executive producer, screenwriter and director. He has collaborated as a scriptwri...

Awards and festivals

Memorimage, Ciutat de Reus Award
Spain, 2015
Memorimage, Audience Award
Spain, 2015
Memorimage, MemoriJove Award
Spain, 2015
Festival de Málaga, Special Award Biznaga de Plata
Spain, 2016
DocsBarcelona, Docs&Teens Award
Spain, 2016
Mon-Doc Festival, Best Documentary Award
Spain, 2016
Mon-Doc Festival, Audience Award
Spain, 2016
DocsBarcelona Medellín, Closing Film
Colombia, 2016
Cinespaña Toulouse, Official Selection
France, 2016
Islantilla Cineforum, Official Selection
Spain, 2016
Atlanticdoc, Official Selection
Uruguay, 2016
Contra el silencio todas las voces, Official Selection
Mexico, 2016
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