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HBO Ibero-American Feature Film Award 

Director Marcel Barrena will be in attendance at the first In-Theater screening to participate in a post-screening Q&A.

In 2015, two Spanish lifeguards, Oscar and Gerard, travel to the Greek island of Lesbos after seeing the heart-wrenching photograph of a little boy drowned in the Mediterranean Sea. They arrive to discover a shocking reality: thousands of people risking their lives every day by trying to cross the sea in the most precarious of vessels, fleeing from armed conflicts and other miseries in their home countries. But the thing that stands out most is that no one is doing any rescue work.

Together with Esther, Nico and other members of the team, they will fight to do the job that none of the authorities are doing and provide support to the thousands of people who so badly need it. For all involved, this first trip will turn into an odyssey, one that will change their lives forever.


Marcel Barrena is a filmmaker from Spain. Prior to Mediterraneo: The Law of the Sea, he directed 100 metros (2016), Mon petit (2012), and Cuatro estaciones (2010).

Sponsored by Spain Arts & Culture, by Alacran Group, by HBO and by FlixLatino and ViendoMovies available with Xfinity.

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  • Runtime
    112 minutes
  • Language
    Spanish, English
  • Country
    Spain, Greece
  • Premiere
    North America Premiere
  • Director
    Marcel Barrena
  • Screenwriter
    Danielle Schleif
  • Producer
    Tono Folguera, Sergi Moreno, Ibon Cormenzana, Ignasi Estape, Adria Mones, Giorgios Karnavas, Gabriel Kaplan
  • Cast
    Eduard Fernandez, Dani Rovira, Anna Castillo, Sergi Lopez, Alex Monner, Melika Foroutan
  • Cinematographer
    Kiko de la Rica
  • Editor
    Nacho Ruiz Capillas
  • Music
    Arnau Bataller