Miró Tapis

|color|22 min

The film was commissioned by the Galeria Maeght for the Joan Miró exhibit organized by the French Ministry of Cultural Affairs in the Grand Palais in Paris that opened on May 17, 1974. The film was shot in six days in Montroig del Camp (the Miró country home) and in Tarragona during the process of elaboration of an original tapestry for eight months using 1200 kilos of wool and 600 kilos for the warp. The tapestry was 6 meters wide and 11 meters long and weighed a total of 3,500 kilos. A special loom had tobe built to weave it. The day the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York were attacked, September 11, 2001, the tapestry was hanging in the hall of the one of the towers and was destroyed along with it.

Technical data

  • Producer: Films 59
  • Director: Pere Portabella
  • Script: Pere Portabella
  • Photograpy: Manel Esteban
  • 1st Assistant Director: Anne M. Settimó
  • Unit Manager: Jordi Cunill
  • 1st Assistant Camera: Pere Joan Ventura