“One of the most influencial people
in the world of food”

Time Magazine

“Nobody in the world
makes restaurants like Albert Adrià”

Eater

“Albert has had the misfortune of being my brother.
I really think he is the best chef I’ve ever known”

Ferran Adrià

About

Albert Adrià has all the ingredients of a creative genius.
Playing a key role in the creation of elBulli,
the greatest restaurant in history, wasn't enough.
Escaping the shadow of his famous brother Ferran,
Albert is seeking his own success.

Fact Sheet

Genre: Documentary
Length: 56-82 minutes
Format: 16:9 (2.35:1 Letterbox)
Status: Word Premiere at San Sebastian Film Festival 2017
Release: 2017

A Trueday Films production
In coproduction with Televisió de Catalunya and Alexandra Film
Based on an idea by Unto
With the support of the Institut Català de les Empreses Culturals, Institut Ramon Llull, Estonian Film Institute,Cultural Endowment of Estonia
With the collaboration of Damm and Lavazza

Executive Producer: Laura Collado, Marianne Ostrat
Executive Director TVC: Joan Salvat
Executive Producer TVC: Muntsa Tarrés
Producer: Laura Collado
Directors: Laura Collado, Jim Loomis
Cinematographer and Editor: Jim Loomis
Camera: Jim Loomis, Manu Benavente, Antonio Pérez Molero, Matthew Murdock
Music: Arian Levin
Sound Design: Horret Kuus
Colorist: Esther Tejada
Graphic Design: David Martínez
Credits Design: Margus Tammik, Jan Viljus

International Sales:
WIDE HOUSE - Anaïs Clanet
North American Distributor:
JUNO FILMS - Elizabeth Sheldon

Synopsis

The most important revolution in culinary history took place in a remote cove on the Catalan coast. The Big Bang of creative discovery that was elBulli sparked from the minds of two brothers from a poor suburb of Barcelona, and gave birth to a new gastronomic universe. Since then the name Adrià has become synonymous of creativity.

Ferran is the famous maestro people know, however, with 29 years of a brilliant career behind him, the only recognition Albert has achieved is that of being the most underrated chef in the world.

At just fifteen, without vocation or aspiration, Albert reluctantly started working with his brother. He soon found in cuisine a blank canvas on which to experiment and express his previously untapped creativity. A character full of contradiction, Albert’s career progressed far from the media spotlight that shone on Ferran during the rise of elBulli.

A self-proclaimed outsider, Albert has never sought fame and fortune. He concentrated in fighting the monsters of pure creativity, leading elBarri Taller, the R&D department that came up with the innovations and techniques which lead elBulli to the pinacle of global cuisine.

Two years after elBulli closed its doors, Albert is in the midst of a herculean creative adventure. In Parallel, Barcelona’s crumbling theatre district, Albert is building a gastronomic mile.

At the heart of this growing empire is Tickets, a restaurant in which nothing is impossible, elevating the humble tapas to haute-cuisine. Next door 41° shines with a special light. Conceived as a mini elBulli seating just sixteen fortunate dinners, it explores the heights of culinary creativity. Albert’s fertile vision does not stop there: Pakta, japanese-peruvian fusion with the Adrià stamp; Bodega1900, a homage to Catalan vermouth culture; Hoja Santa, an immersion into the depths of traditional mexican cuisine; and Enigma, his most ambitious project, and the one he hopes to turn into one of the best restaurants in the world.

Each very different from the other, they all bear his personal signature. This is Albert’s proclamation of self-assurance, his attempt to escape the shadow of the now legendary elBulli and enter the Pantheon of great chefs. This is Albert constructing himself.

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News

April 2018

ARGENTINIAN PREMIERE

Due to the directors' links with Argentina, we are specially happy to announce that Constructing Albert will be part of the BAFICI, Buenos Aires Festival of Independent Cinema.

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March 2018

SCREENINGS IN SXSW & GUADALAJARA

February 2018

BROADCASTING NEXT WEEK ON CATALAN TELEVISION!

January 2018

AT PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

October 2017

15th NOVEMBER IN CINEMAS

October 2017

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE AT NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL

September 2017

WORLD PREMIERE AT SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL

August 2017

LET'S RECAP!

October 2016

Back to Amsterdam!

October 2016

New website launch

September 2014

Oliver Peña recommendations

June 2014

March 2014

Screenings

SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

June 1, 2018 at 4:30 PM
Seattle, Washington, UNITED STATES

Premiere in Washington

https://www.siff.net/festival

Screenings

Friday June 1 4:30 PM Kirkland Performance Center
Sunday June 3 6:30 PM Pacific Place Cinemas


Older screenings


  • AFI SILVER SPANISH CINEMA NOW

    May 15, 2018 at 9:10 AM
    Washington DC, UNITED STATES

    SCREENING on 3rd JUNE

    at the AFI SILVER THEATRE

    https://silver.afi.com/Browsing/EventsAndExperiences

  • HOT DOCS - CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL

    May 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM
    Toronto, CANADA

    Canadian Premiere

    https://www.hotdocs.ca/i

    Screenings

    On Wednesday, May 2 at 7 pm. At TIFF Bell Lightbox 1
    On Friday, May 4 at 1:30 pm. At TIFF Bell Lightbox 3
    On Satuday, May 5 at 11:00 am. At TIFF Bell Lightbox 2

  • NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL

    April 27, 2018 at 5:30 PM
    Newport Beach, California, UNITED STATES

    https://newportbeachfilmfest.com/event/constructing-albert/

    Screening

    The Lot 1 27th April 5.30PM

  • BAFICI - BUENOS AIRES FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE INDEPENDIENTE

    April 14, 2018 at 6:00 PM
    Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

    Argentinian Premiere

    http://festivales.buenosaires.gob.ar/2018/bafici

    Screenings

    Espacio Cultural Adan 14th April 18h

    Artemultiplex 19th April 20.30h

    Artemultiplex 20th April 16.10h

    Village Recoleta 22nd April 20.40h

     

  • FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE GUADALAJARA (FICG)

    March 12, 2018 at 4:00 PM
    Guadalajara, Jalisco, MEXICO

    Mexican Premiere

    Culinary Cinema

    Screenings

    CINEMEX SANIA 8


    Monday, 12th March 2018 16:00h

    Tuesday, 13th March 2018 16:45h

  • SOUTH BY SOUTH WEST FESTIVAL

    March 9, 2018 at 9:30 PM
    Austin, Texas, UNITED STATES

    Macro festival SXSW is one of the most prominent in the USA.

    We have been selected at the Festival Favorites Section.

    https://www.sxsw.com/

    Screenings

    3/9/2018, Alamo Lamar A, 9:30 PM
    3/12/2018, Alamo Lamar B, 4:45 PM
    3/16/2018, Stateside Theatre, 2:15 PM

  • DOCPOINT TALLINN

    February 3, 2018 at 6:30 PM
    Tallin, ESTONIA

    http://docpoint.ee/en/programm/constructing-albert/

    ESTONIAN PREMIERE

    Cinema Sõprus: Saturday, 03.02 - 18:30

  • PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

    January 5, 2018 at 11:30 AM
    Palm Springs, California, UNITED STATES

    https://www.psfilmfest.org/2018-ps-film-festival/films/constructing-albert

    Schedule
    January 5, 2018 11:30 AM Regal Cinemas
    January 6, 2018 8:00 PM Regal Cinemas
    January 8, 2018 4:00 PM Mary Pickford is D'Place

  • NAPA VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL

    November 9, 2017 at 9:30 AM
    Napa Valley, California, UNITED STATES

    NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

    http://nvff.org/event/constructing-albert/

     

  • SAN SEBASTIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

    September 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM
    San Sebastian, Basc Country, SPAIN

    WORLD PREMIERE

    www.sansebastianfestival.com

Media

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