BARÇA DREAMS. THE TRUE HISTORY OF FC BARCELONA, is the most complete documentary about the club ever made in its more than 115 years of history. It deepens into the most relevant facts and figures that have enhanced the famous slogan: “More than a Club”.
BARÇA DREAMS features players like Xavi Hernández, Andrés Iniesta, Lionel Messi and Gerard Piqué, former players and managers like Johan Cruyff, Louis Van Gaal, Ronald Koeman, Gary Lineker, Carles Rexach, José Mari Bakero and Eric Abidal, worldwide basketball star Pau Gasol, the historian Carles Santacana and sport journalists like Graham Hunter and Ramon Besa.
The film shows the passion, the feelings and the dreams of all those who helped shape the history of FC Barcelona. It does not only gather the most relevant events in the club’s history, it also emphasizes on the evolution of the “total football” model, inspired by Rinus Michels and Johan Cruyff in the seventies and responsible for the rising of great players sprung from La Masia, who have lifted four Champions League trophies over the past ten years, including the club’s fifth Champions League title in June.
BARÇA DREAMS has been produced over a period of two years, and it includes footage from games, interviews, visual effects and 3D animations. Current soap bubble artist, Pep Bou, has helped with the visual effects, creating beautiful metaphors with soap bubbles. Apart form the images and the exclusive testimonies from the protagonists, the film also contains surprising unseen archive footage.
BARÇA DREAMS. THE TRUE HISTORY OF FC BARCELONA is a strong emotional journey through the soul of the club that dreamer and passionate Joan Gamper founded more than one hundred years ago. It focuses on the milestones achieved by players like Kubala, Cruyff, Ronaldinho and Messi. It also analyzes the eternal rivalry against Real Madrid and the implementation of an unmistakeable style. The movie rekindles the passion, dreams and ambition of a long list of players who have seeked to achieve glory in one of the most admired football clubs in the last decades.
According to the producers: “FC Barcelona deserved a documentary film like this one. It shows the whole world how unique its historical trajectory has been and it spreads its groundbreaking contribution to modern football”. According to the director and scriptwriter Jordi Llompart, “many Barça fans, especially the ones outside of Spain, will be gladly surprised when they discover many anecdotes and historical events which prove that FC Barcelona is much more than just a sport club”.
Jordi Llompart has a vast experience working in challenging documentary projects: in 2005, he produced and directed the only Spanish movie shot in large format IMAX®, ‘Mystery of the Nile’, which reached a worlwide audience of ten milion people and obtained numerous awards in the United States and Europe. In 2010 he premiered ‘Magic Journey to Africa’, a fiction film entirely shot in 3D for both IMAX® and conventional theaters. It was a beautiful poetic tale that received several awards for its visual effects and its technological innovation. He has also produced and directed a number of documentaries for television, like ‘The Vanishing Past’, ‘Nomads of the Human Condition’, ‘Journey to Arabia’ and ‘The End of the Big Cats’. Before being a film maker, Llompart directed and hosted different news programs for TVC (Catalan Television).
BARÇA DREAMS is a GEN IMAGE MEDIA production, with the participation of ENTROPY STUDIO, TVC, TVE and the collaboration of FC Barcelona. FILMAX is the international distributor.
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