City for Sale

By Laura Álvarez Solé

Written by Laia Manresa , Laura Álvarez Solé

Produced by Bausan Films

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Tourism is growing at unstoppable pace in Barcelona. In 2017 the city hosted over thirty million tourists. A number of academic studies have observed that mass tourism, coupled with the spike in real estate speculation that comes along with it, are eroding Barcelona's communities, with residents gradually being forced to abandon their homes and neighbourhoods.

City for sale takes an in-depth look at the lives of four Barcelona families to show how mass tourism is wiping away the city's essence and its beauty. The film is an appeal to empathy and a plea for reflection, and it reveals like never before the human face of a problem that is not only social, but also economic and political.





  • Documentary
  • 80 '
  • TBC
  • Digital 5.1
  • Colour
  • HD
  • Catalan