Ciutat Morta (Dead City)

Xavier Artigas, Xapo Ortega

Country: Spain
Year: 2013
Format: Digital
Length: 120 min
Image: Colour
Language: Spanish / Catalan
Subtitles: Spanish

Production company: Metromuster
Producer: Xavier Artigas, Xapo Ortega
Photography: Xavier Artigas, Xapo Ortega
Editor: Xavier Artigas, Núria Campabadal
Music: Las CasiCasiotone
Sound: Xapo Ortega

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Presented by: Xavier Artigas, Xapo Ortega


June 2013: 800 people break into an abandoned cinema in the centre of Barcelona to watch a documentary. They rename the building in memory of Patricia Heras. But who was Patricia? Why did she decide to end her life? What does Barcelona have to do with her death? A highly symbolic action of disobedience that tells Patricia’s story in order to reveal the city’s other side: the Dead City.


Xavier Artigas is a sociologist, visual artist and founder of the production company Metromuster. His first feature, [NO-RES], vida y muerte de un espacio en tres actos (2012), won an award at Documenta Madrid. Xapo Ortega is a graphic designer who specialises in architecture and works with groups linked to social movements in Barcelona by creating video material to expose and political issues.



  1. Biznaga de Plata - Festival de Cine de Málaga
  2. Premio del Público - Alcances Muestra Cinematográfica del Atlántico
  3. Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián
  4. Premio GAC Guión de Largometraje - L'Alternativa, 21 Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona

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