PREMIERE · SEPTEMBER, 2019
There is nothing a rebellious teenager wants less than to be trapped on holiday with the family, but that’s exactly what happens to Marta (17) when her father takes her and her little brother to Senegal for Christmas. Looking to stir things up, Marta sets her sights on Khouma, a cameraman who films outings for tourists. Her relationship with her father was already strained, and now her interest in this young Senegalese man pushes it over the edge. But what starts as a way to upset her father turns to true fascination. Through Khouma’s videos Marta discovers the inner workings of the exotic holiday business, but more importantly, a window onto understanding the world she lives in.
- Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival. Panorama Section.
- Malaga Spanish Film Festival. Official Section.
- Nominated to 4 Gaudí Adwards.
Title: Staff Only
Directed: Neus Ballús
Script: Neus Ballús, Pau Subirós
Photography: Diego Dussuel
Soundtrack: Isabel Latorre
Lenght: 83 minutos
Production: Ikiru Films / El Kinògraf / Turanga Films / La Terraza Films / Les Films Hatari
MARTA Elena Andrada
MANEL Sergi López
BRUNO Ian Samsó
KHOUMA Augustin D. Ngom
AISSATOU Madeleine C. Ndong
GASSAMA Mody Fall
ANNA-MARIE Marguerite Andujar
CORINE Bernadette Bornier
AURORA Aurora Medina
VICENTE Vicente Natalio
“A moving film about reconciliation. Achieved through disarming clarity, beauty, and sense of humour.”Luis MartínezEl mundo
“The film is an eye-opener, revealing the valuable idea that becoming a good tourist is very similar to learning to be a good adult.”Jessica KiangVariety
“A fascinating reflection on innocence.”Redmond BaconCultured Vultures