14-20 November 2016

Familiar Memories

Pol Merchan

Familiar Memories (Pol Merchan)


This reconstruction of a family archive through fragmentary and disturbing memories comes close to the limit of what we classify as fiction.


Pol Merchan has an MA from the Universität der Künste, Berlin, and a BA from the Universitat de Barcelona. His work—which has travelled to numerous exhibitions and festivals—uses biographical narratives and storytelling to explore binary concepts such as private/public, true/false, visible/invisible, secrecy/disclosure and fiction/reality.


  • Country Germany, Spain
  • Year 2016
  • Format Digital
  • Running time 3 min
  • Image Colour
  • Language English
  • Subtitles Spanish
  • Producer Pol Merchan
  • Screenplay Pol Merchan, Vika Kirchenbauer
  • Editor Pol Merchan, Vika Kirchenbauer
  • Music Alistair Paxton
  • Sound Alistair Paxton


62nd International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (Germany, 2016) M.U.F.F. Milwaukee Underground Film Festival (USA, 2016)

Presented by Pol Merchan (Miércoles 16, 17h45)


Wednesday 16, 17.45 h — Hall CCCB Friday 18, 18.00 h — Hall CCCB