14-20 November 2016

El monstruo en la piedra (The Monster in the Stone )

Ignasi Duarte

  • El monstruo en la piedra  (Ignasi Duarte)
L'Alternativa Parallel / Panorama / El monstruo en la piedra


All through the night until daybreak, Argentinian writer Alberto Laiseca answers questions he posed to characters in this books, weaving a dialogue between characters and author. In this Borgesian game, Ignasi Duarte—a paradoxical and almost invisible interviewer—creates a space dealing with fear, death, love and myth, not forgetting the taste of beer. This literary huis clos is also a physical one, filmed in the enclosed space of a two-room apartment, like a mental space, with the camera focused solely on the writer, until the final swing.


Ignasi Duarte (Barcelona, 1976) set up the Museo Nacional de Arte Portátil (MNAP) with Dídac P. Lagarriga and Llorenç Bonet in 1996. In 2003 he began a professional partnership with theatre director Roger Bernat, with whom he made LA LA LA LA LA (2003-04), Amnèsia de fuga (2004), Tot és perfecte (2005) and Rimuski (2006). His first feature, Montemor, was released in 2012. El monstruo en la piedra forms part of Conversaciones ficticias, a project he swears he will be working on until his dying day.


  • Country France
  • Year 2016
  • Format Digital
  • Running time 50 min
  • Image Colour
  • Language Spanish
  • Subtitles English
  • Producer Ignasi Duarte Villalbi
  • Screenplay Ignasi Duarte
  • Photography Andrés Fechtenholz
  • Editor Andrés Fechtenholz
  • Sound Mercedes Tennina, Zaki Allal, Mathieu Farnarier
  • Actors Alberto Laiseca
  • Contact [email protected]


FID Marseille - Prix du centre national des arts plastiques (CNAP) L'Alternativa 2016 - Premio Panorama l’Alternativa - Platja d’Aro - Costa Brava

Presented by Ignasi Duarte 17/11


Thursday 17, 17.30 h — Teatre CCCB Watch online (Filmin)