Rotterdam Films

Rijneke & van Leeuwaarden


J. L. Guerin


In the Mediterranean port of BARCELONA two young unemployed girls living in a renovation area drift around the city desperately looking for a job. Eventually their own house is being destroyed and they become homeless.

José Luis Guerin, born 1960 has been making films since he was twelve years old, mostly experimental ones, shot on super-8. LOS MOTIVOS DE BERTA is his first feature, made in 1983. His films had been shown among others in Rotterdam and at ‘A Certain Regard’ in Cannes.


35 mm, 18 min., colour