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The Odd-Job Men (Sis Dies Corrents)
Institute of Contemporary Arts
June 2023
The Odd-Job Men (Sis Dies Corrents), dir. Neus Ballús, Spain 2021, 85 min., Catalan / Spanish with English subtitles

It’s all change for a small plumbing company on the outskirts of Barcelona. Moha is on a week’s trial as Pep prepares for retirement, but fellow worker Valero isn’t convinced that Moha is what the firm needs. So begins a week in which all three men navigate a series of challenges that the job throws at them. 

From Neus Ballús (The Plague, Staff Only), one of Catalonia’s most adventurous filmmakers, comes a smart, insightful comedy about masculinity and the emigré experience. 

Shot in chronological order, the film strikingly blends documentary and fiction to creative effect, with the trio of real-life plumbers – Neus Ballús Mohamed Mellali, Valero Escolar, and Pep Sarrà –  offering a wonderful and unique window into what it means to embrace both difference and change.
06:15 pm
Mon, 11 Oct 2021
Cinema 1
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