The film was commissioned by the Galeria Maeght for Joan Miró’s 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 (Miró’s country home) and in Tarragona throughout the process of elaboration that lasted eight months of an original tapestry in which 1.200 kilos of wool were used 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 to be 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 one of the towers and was destroyed along with it.
Production Company: Films 59
Director: Pere Portabella
Script: Pere Portabella
Photography: Manel Esteban
1st Assistant Director: Anne M. Settimo
Production Manager: Jordi Cunill
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Original Format: 16 mm
Screening Formats: DCP / Digital
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