Can Gardell

(Can Gardell)
Sílvia Subirós, Florencia Aliberti | Drama

2021 | 22 minutes | Spain

A legal change in land rights gives the Gardell family no choice but to turn their farm into a Bed & Breakfast, where they patiently await guests.


For generations, the Gardell family have devoted themselves to life working the land. They live "old-style" as tenant farmers in a homestead that seems stuck in time. The sudden death of grandfather Joan, head of the family, threatens the stability of the Gardell household. They will have to find alternatives to the agricultural work that has sustained them until now. Tomàs and his wife María decided to dabble into the growing trend of rural tourism.

Inspired by a neighbouring house, a restored "masia" that succeeds in attracting tourism, the couple will try their best to transform their house into a Bed & Breakfast, where they patiently wait for guests to arrive.

Can Gardell is a fictional story with real characters in the context of their everyday life. A likely fiction that portrays a form of rural life that no longer seems to fit our modern times.

Main credits

Aliberti, Florencia (film director)
Aliberti, Florencia (screenwriter)
Subirós, Sílvia (film director)
Subirós, Sílvia (screenwriter)
Mas Bilbao, Mikel (film producer)
Héliot, Léonard (film producer)
Sala, Maria (actor)
Gardell, Tomàs (actor)

Other credits

Cinematography, Josep H. Vallés; editing, Sibila Estruch; music, Eloi el bon noi.

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Corto & Fieno-Rural Film Festival - SAME Award; Festival de Curtmetratges de Manlleu - Best National Film; ForadCamp-Mostra de Cinema amb la Natura del Montseny - Best Short Film; Octubre Corto-Festival de Cine de Arnedo - Best Screenplay, Award for the Best Short Film on Sustainability; ZINEBI Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Films; IndieLisboa - International Independent Film Festival; Cerdanya Film Festival

DIRECTOR: Sílvia Subirós, Florencia Aliberti


YEAR: 2021

GENRE: Drama


COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School, High School, College, Adult



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