|Photography:||Jordi Morató, Laia Ribas|
|Sdition:||Jordi Morató, Laia Ribas|
|Sound:||Jordi Morató, Laia Ribas|
|Production:||La Termita Films, Universitat Pompeu Fabra|
|Producers:||Isa Campo, Isaki Lacuesta, Jordi Morató|
77' / 2014 / Spain
This is the story of a man who created a jungle next to the highway, building with his bare hands beautiful and unbelievable works of engineering in the forest. This is also the story of how he ended up burning them to ashes to reconstruct them, time after time, over decades. He is known as “Garrell”, also as “Tarzan from Argelaguer”, and he is not driven by any apparent purpose, except one: going “on the go”
The tale of how he came to create a fantasy world is portrayed to us through his own footage, peculiar Tarzan remakes recorded with the collaboration of a 14-year-old boy. But also through the images of a north American art historian and finally, through the footage of the author of this documentary, who puts together the pieces of an extraordinary life of numerous facets: the aged man who is still a child at heart, the modern savage, the visionary admired for those who go on a pilgrimage to his forest, the misunderstood to whom many labelled a lunatic... As he says: “In my jungle I have everything I need. This will be my life. I want nothing to do with the white civilized man”.
Festival Internacional de Rotterdam / Festival de Málaga / Hot Docs / IndieLisboa / Visions du Réel / Festival Internacional de Cinema d’Autor de Barcelona
“The creator of the jungle” (“Sobre la marxa”) is the first full-length film carried out in the setting of the degree of Audiovisual Communication of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), as a final project. Jordi Morató is graduated from the UPF in the class of 2013, and took studies overseas at the FUC of Buenos Aires. He has directed several documentary short films, among which stands out “Camí de terra” (2012), and has worked professionally as a cameraman and as an editor. “The creator of the jungle” (“Sobre la marxa”) is his début.
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