By Lluís Galter
Feature film

In 2010, a delegation from the company China Merchants Group went to Cadaques, the iconic town on the Costa Brava in northern Spain, internationally known as the place of refuge and inspiration for the cult painter Salvador Dali. Their mission was to take notes to build a replica of the ancient fishing village in China.
Six years later, Tingting, a young entrepreneur who lives in the city of Xiamen and who has bought an apartment in Kadakaisi, the Chinese replica of the village of Cadaques, decides to spend a weekend there in order to disconnect from her day to day life in the hustle and bustle of the city.
Thus begins “The Substance”, a documentary that rides between the original and the replica, the reality and the dream, time and memory, through the landscapes of Cadaques, Kadakaisi, Xiamen and Cap de Creus…


Produced by: Lastor Media, Mallerich Films Paco Poch, CCMA, Paco Poch Cinema, Alina Film
With the support of: ICEC, ICAA, Institut Ramon Llull
With the associated production of: Les Films Cathares

Direction: Lluís Galter
Producers: Sergi Moreno, Paco Poch, Tono Folguera
Co-producers: David Epiney, Eugenia Mumenthaler
TVC Producer: Jordi Ambròs
Associated Producer: Thierry Masdeu
Screenplay: Ivan Pintor, Irene Masdeu, Lluís Galter
Cinematography: Jordi Figueras
Sound: Diego Casares, David Lipka
Editing: Oriol Cid, Lluís Galter
Sound design: Jonathan Darch


Year: 2016
Languages: Catalan/Chinese
Subtitles: Spanish, Catalan, English, French
Runtime: 84 min