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Mediterraneo: The Law of the Sea
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Mediterraneo: The Law of the Sea


Autumn 2015. Profoundly affected by the heart-wrenching photograph of a young Syrian-Kurdish boy drowned in the Mediterranean Sea, Spanish lifeguards, Òscar (Eduard Fernández, A Thief’s Daughter) and Gerard (Dani Rovira), travel to Lesbos, Greece to offer assistance.

Upon arrival they discover a shocking reality: thousands of people risking their lives daily, crossing the sea in precarious vessels, fleeing from armed conflict and other miseries in their home countries. But shockingly, no one is doing any rescue work.

Together with Òscar’s daughter Esther (Anna Castillo) and other team members, they fight to do what none of the authorities are doing, and provide desperately needed support to thousands of people. For everyone, this initial voyage will turn into a life-changing odyssey.

From Marcel Barrena (100 metros), this gripping drama charts the story of ruptured and reunited families. Based on the true story of the founder of NGO Open Arms, Òscar Camps, Mediterráneo is a tale of humanity, justice and solidarity.

Australian Premiere
18+ (exemption)
Marcel Barrena
Eduard Fernandez, Dani Rovira, Anna Castillo, Sergi Lopez, Alex Monner, Melika Foroutan
112 min | Biography, Drama, Adventure | Spain, Greece | 2021 | Spanish, Greek, Catalan, Arabic with English subtitles
A highly efficient tale that will play on your conscience.


Best Cinematography, Best Original Song, Goya Awards 2022
Best Original Score, Visual Effects, Audience Award, Gaudí Awards 2022
BNL People’s Choice Award, Rome Film Fest 2021