"You can feel the wood is suffering, you're altering its form, you're hurting it, but in the end you enjoy it."
"I have a lot of friends, we have fun sharing things, we share a glass of wine and an omelette. That's all I need. The best things in the world don't cost money."
"It's macular degeneration, but I don't worry. My future is here and now."
A 78-year-old wood sculptor from the neighbourhood of Poble Sec, Barcelona, tells the story of his love for life and for his work, which he continues to carry out with admirable dedication, despite suffering from a degenerative eye disease, which has almost blinded him.
Emili is one of the four documentaries which compose the series In this series Anonymous Heroes. It was completed in July 2015 and was projected at the MauMau in Barcelona on July 31, 2015.
Emili has been selected and projected to the following festivals:
Arts and Humanities Festival (King's College- London) il October 20, 2015
Silver Dollar Film 2016
Winter Sarajevo Film Festival 2016 (International Sarajevo Winter Festival)
IOFF CreActive International Open Film Festival 2016
Written, filmed, directed and edited by:
Francesca Romana Degl'Innocenti
Adam Reid Palmer
Original title: Emili
Produced by OTOXO Productions
Distribuited by OTOXO Productions
Release dates: July 31, 2015
Running tome: 5'30''
Country: Catalunya (España)