Based on real-life situations and characters, Sis dies corrents follows six days in the lives of Moha, Valero and Pep, who all work in a small family firm of plumbers and electricians on the outskirts of Barcelona. During a week-long trial period, Moha, the youngest, has to show that he is capable of taking over Pep's job when he retires. But Valero doesn't think Moha really fits the part and doubts whether their customers will be too keen on letting a Moroccan worker into their home.
Featuring an entire cast of non-professional actors playing themselves, and laced with dashes of light-hearted humour interspersed with tiny everyday details, the film offers a fresh take on one of the greatest challenges facing our diverse, multiracial society: how to understand others.
Neus Ballús (Mollet del Vallès, 1980) graduated in audiovisual communication and has a master’s degree in creative documentary making from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Together with Pau Subirós, she founded El Kinògraf production company, which produced several of her shorts and her three features to date, La plaga (2013), Staff Only (2019) and Sis dies corrents (2021), as well as the television series Barcelona any zero (2008–2009) and Barcelona any 1 (2009). She was at l’Alternativa 2019 in person to present four of her shorts and give the seminar Starting with Someone: Working with Non-Professional Actors, from Screenplay to Shoot.
- Production company Distinto Films
- Producer Miriam Porté
- Screenplay Neus Ballús, Margarita Melgar
- Photography Anna Molins
- Editing Neus Ballús, Ariadna Ribas
- Music René-Marc Bini
- Sound Albert Manera
- Cast Mohamed Mellali, Valero Escolar, Pep Sarrà
- Locarno International Film Festival (Best Actor Award)
- Toronto International Film Festival
- CINEMED Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival
- BFI London Film Festival
- Chicago Internacional Film Festival