• La ciudad oculta

La ciudad oculta / The Hidden City

by Víctor Moreno International Documentary Film / Competition

The secret life of every big city takes place underneath; in the tunnels of the subway and other dark shafts of the supply network that lie beneath our feet. LA CIUDAD OCULTA takes us on a fascinating yet abysmal journey below the city of Madrid. Accompanied by a gentle lapping sound, we are thrown into a strange and yet familiar realm – to a place
that is entirely crafted by human hand and yet completely dehumanised. Following canals, tracks and conduits, this film opens the door to a closed space within a symbolic sphere: the city’s subconscious. With a virtuosic interplay between strangely beautiful imagery and stimulating sounds, director Víctor Moreno has created an oppressively beautiful big-screen film with an atmosphere that oscillates between sci-fi and horror. An experience that completely realigns our view of the city.


  • Genre: DOC: Social & Human Interest
  • Country, Year: Spain, France, Germany, 2019
  • Runtime: 80 Min
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Víctor Moreno
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  • Screenplay: Rodrigo Rodríguez, Nayra Sanz Fuentes, Víctor Moreno
  • Cinematography: José A. Alayón
  • Editors: Samuel M. Delgado, Víctor Moreno
  • Sound: Sergio Fernandez Borras
  • Music: Asmus Tietchens, Juan Carlos Blancas
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  • Producers: José A. Alayón, Marina Alberti, Nayra Sanz Fuentes, Eva Chillon, Dirk Manthey, Víctor Moreno
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  • Production Companies: El Viaje Films, Rinoceronte Films, Pomme Hurlante Films, Dirk Manthey Films, Kino Pravda
  • World Sales: Shellac
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