Marc Recha


Marc has a vast amount of experience in the film production field. In 1988 Marc Recha founded Marc Recha Produccions Cinematògrafiques, a company that produced a series of 35mm short films to widespread critical acclaim and received many awards at international film festivals between 1988–1997.
In 1991, Recha coproduced and designed the production of his first work “El cielo sube” which was successful both among critics and awards committees, and which participated in various festivals including the Locarno International Film Festival and the Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Venezia.
In 2003 Recha designed the production for the film “Les mains vides” which participated in several festivals including the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival.
In 2005 he designed the production of the film “Dies d’agost”, which participated in the New York Film Festival and the TIFF Toronto International Film Festival, among others.
In 2007 he founded El Vaqueret S.L. which uses the commercial brand name Parallamps Companyia Cinematogràfica, which merged with the Marc Recha Produccions Cinematogràfiques S.L. production company a year later.
The first production created under the Parallamps umbrella was the visual piece “Coses vistes” which participated at the Frankfurt International Book Fair.
In 2008, he was the producer, executive producer and production designer for the film “Petit Indi” (C’est ici que je vis), which participated in the Piazza Grande-Locarno International Film Festival, the BFI London Film Festival, and the SEMINCI International Film Festival in Valladolid.
In 2012 he produced, filmed and designed the production of the CUP campaign commercial for the Catalan Parliament elections, receiving widespread recognition on social networks, in the media and in the academic world.
In 2013 Recha designed the production and undertook the delegated production of the short film “El viatge de Zan” which was included in the feature length collection “Bridges of Sarajevo” with twelve other leading European film directors which had a Special Screenings at Official Selection Cannes in 2014.
In 2014 he produced, designed the production and was the executive producer for the film “Un dia perfecte per volar” which selected in competition in 2015 in the San Sebastián International Film Festival to public and critical acclaim, which underscored the great sensitivity of this very profound film.
In 2015 he designed the production and filmed the campaign commercial for JuntsXCatalunya in the Catalan Parliament elections.
In 2017 he designed the production and was the executive producer of the film “La vida lliure”, which participated in the Tallin Black Nights Film Festival and the Gijón International Film Festival. This film was applauded by both critics and the public.

He is now working on various projects including a TV series and a feature film.


Born in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat (Barcelona), 1970.
An autodidact, he started looking at the world through a lens in his childhood.
In 1988 he travels to Paris and works with Marcel Hanoun. His short films participate in the main festivals obtaining several awards.
In 1991 his first feature film “El cielo sube” participated in the Locarno and Venice international festivals and obtains unanimous recognition from critics.
After attending the screening in Locarno International Film Festival Manoel de Oliveira said Marc’s film it was one of the most beautiful movies he had ever seen.
His subsequent films feature in the official selection in competition in the main international festivals: Cannes, Locarno, Venice, San Sebastian, Toronto, New York, London, Buenos Aires, Valladolid, Sitges, Gijón, Anger, etc, achieving critical and public acclaim.
In particular in 2001 Pau i el seu germà (Pau and his brother) was awarded Palma d’Or at the Cannes Festival, in 2003 Les mans buides was selected in Un certain regard at the Cannes Festival and in 2014 Les ponts de Sarajevo – Bridges of Sarajevo (Collective film) screened in Special Screenings of the Official Section at Cannes Festival.
Since 2014, he shot Un dia perfecte per volar (A perfect day to fly) in 2015 and La vida lliure (The free life) in 2017.
Marc is currently working on two feature films. Over the years he has been in the jury at many film festivals including at Cinéfondation and the Cannes Festival for short films.
Marc was an associate professor in Audiovisual Communication at the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) for twenty years. He regularly gives master classes, workshops and conferences at universities, films festivals, cultural foundations and museums around the world.
Marc regularly writes articles in newspapers, specialized magazines, film catalogs, etc. He has directed advertising videos as well as videos for political campaigns, and audiovisuals works for internationals exhibitions.


1990 – Second Prize, Alcalá de Henares Film Festival, for “El zelador”.
1991 – Best Film, Huesca Film Festival, for “La maglana”.
1992 – Barcelona City Prize for Best feature film, for “El cielo sube”.
1992 – Open Screen Award, Alcalá de Henares Film Festival, for “El cielo sube”.
1992 – Best Film, Murcia week of Spanish Film, for “El cielo sube”.
1993 – Turia Awards, Award of the Best First Work, for “El cielo sube”.
1997 – Award, Alcalá de Henares Film Festival, for “L’escampavies”.
1998 – Fipresci Prize, 51st Locarno International Film Festival, for “The tree of Cherries”.
1998 – Barcelona City Prize (special mention), feature film “L’Arbre de les cireres”.
1998 – José Luís Guarner Critic’s Award, Prize of the Catalan Screenwriter’s Critic and Writer’s Association, Sitges International Film Festival Catalonia, for “The tree of cherries”.
1999 – Turia Awards, Award for the Best New Filmmaker, for “The Tree of cherries”.
2001 – Ondas Awards, Film Award for Best Director, for “Pau and his brother”.
2002 – Prix du Jury au Grand Prix du meilleur scénario, for “Les mains vides”.
2002 – Fipresci Prize, 16th Riga International Film Forum Arsenals for “Pau & his brother”.
2002 – National Film Award of the Generalitat of Catalonia (Catalan Government).
2007 – City of Huesca Award of the 35 Huesca film Festival.
2007 – Yoga Awards, Award for the Worst Spanish Director, for “Dies d’agost”.
2016 – Award Nova Crítica, FIC-CAT International Festival, for “Un dia perfecte per volar”.
2017 – Honorary Prize at the Picurt Festival.
2017 – Alma Award for Best Script Gijón International Film Festival, for “La vida lliure”.
2018 – Honorary Prize at the FIC-CAT International Film Festival.
2018 – VIII San Sebastian-Gipuzkoa Film Commission Award for La vida lliure.


1994 – Cinémathèque Française (Paris).
2007 – BAM Cinématek, Nex Director series (Brooklyn – New York).
2007 – Locarno International Film Festival, Back in Locarno, El cielo sube.
2007 – Tribute to Marc Recha, Crossing Europe, Film Festival Linz.
2010 – Museum Jeu de Paume (Paris).
2021 – Slovenian Cinematheque (Ljubljana) – Kinodvor (Ljubljana) – Kino Otok (Izola).
2021 – Filmoteca de Catalunya.


2014 – L’Atelier Cinéfondation Festival Cannes, for the feature film project “Ruta salvatge”.


1983-1987 – 14 short films.


1988 – El darrer instant.
1989 – El zelador.
1990 – La por d’abocar-se.
1991 – La maglana.
1994 – És tard.
1997 – L’escampavies.
2001 – Sobre el pas de dues persones uns anys més tard.


2007 – Coses vistes.


1991 – El cielo sube (Heaven rises – Le ciel monte).
1998 – L’Arbre de les cireres (The tree of cherries – L’arbre aux cerises).
2001 – Pau i el seu germà (Pau and his brother – Pau et son frère).
2003 – Les mans buides (Were is madame Catherine? – Les mains vides).
2005 – Dies d’agost (August days – Jours d’aoüt).
2008 – Petit Indi (C’est ici que je vis).


2014 – Les ponts de Sarajevo – (Bridges of Sarajevo) Collective film.
2015 – Un dia perfecte per volar (A perfect day to fly).
2017 – La vida lliure (the free life).


Lucija & Zoran
Centaurs of the Night


Vertical Forest


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