Director Brietta Hague / 2021 / Australia,Spain

An African migrant living in Spain is confronted with the bitter meaning of ‘home’.

Set against the backdrop of the Three Kings holiday in Barcelona, Baltasar depicts a Senegalese man’s diligent attempts to make ends meet in a new land – and how swiftly it can all be taken away. The striking debut of Australian journalist turned filmmaker Brietta Hague is a humanistic social-realist work that balances empathy with commentary, using unobtrusive, largely verité camerawork to foreground the sobering realities of its displaced protagonist.

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