By Juan Caño
TV Documentary

TV-documentary about the experiences of the French writer Jean Genet in Barcelona, where he lived from 1933 to 1934, when he was 23 years old.  Starting from the homonymous book by Juan Goytisolo and Genet’s own texts, the film visits the places that the writer frequented, mainly the old Chinatown (today “El Raval”) and the cabarets and places where homosexuals and transvestites met. His experiences, in the most marginal Barcelona of that time, would influence great part of his works (Querelle of Brest , The Thief’s Journal, Our Lady of the Flowers).


Produced by: Mallerich Films Paco Poch, Televisión Española and Televisió de Catalunya

Direction and screenplay: Juan Caño Arecha
With the collaboration of: Juan Goytisolo
Jean Genet’s voice: Josep Maria Pou
Producer: Paco Poch
Executive producer TVE: Andrés Luque
Executive producer TVC: Jordi Ambròs
Cinematography: Jordi Figueras
Original music: Gerard Pastor
Editing: Mikel Iribarren
Sound: Jonathan Darch
Art direction: Vinyet Escobar


With the collaboration of Juan Goytisolo


Year: 2012
Genre: Documentary
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Languages: Spanish, Catalan
Runtime: 56 min