The Man Who Bottled the Sun

Original Title: El hombre que embotelló el sol
Direction: Óscar Bernàcer
Production: Jordi Llorca
Photography: Víctor Entrecanales
Edition: Óscar Bernàcer
Country Spain
Year: 2016
Duration: 81'
Language: several languages
World Premiere


The Man Who Bottled the Sun tells the amazing story of how Benidorm became a major tourist resort thanks to Pedro Zaragoza, the legendary Mayor with a Vespa. This unique man was able to create a modern city out of nothing, turn it into a leisure playground for the middle class, and then pitch it from London to Lapland with marketing strategies that still seem incredible even today. Did it all really happen?


Thursday 18 | 21:00 | Docs a la Plaça
Friday 19 | 17:00 | Octubre CCC

Óscar Bernácer (Spain, 1978) scriptwriter, director and producer. He has co-directed the fiction length film Reset (2013) and the documentary Las dos orillas (2007). He has also directed the short films Las zapatillas de Laura (2009) and Desayuno con diadema (2012), which have been awarded with more fifty awards and mentions including the Goya Awards and the Meliés d’Or. Bikini. Una historia real (2014), his next-to-last fiction project, opened the doors to El hombre que embotelló el sol (2016).


  • El hombre que embotelló el sol (2016)
  • Apolo 81 (2015)
  • Bikini. Una historia real (2014)
  • Desayuno con diadema (2012)
  • Las zapatillas de Laura (2009)
  • Las dos orillas (2007)


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