STAFF REPORTER

Adocumentary is being made by French and German film producers Canal Arte on the social development of the people of Valldemossa from the time it was visited by Polish composer Frederic Chopin and his partner, the French writer George Sand, until the present day.

Valldemossa: El lloc més bonic del món (Valldemossa: the most beautiful place in the world) is the title of the work that French director Alix Meir has been filming since 2006.

The documentary is based on portrait studies of several characters, linked through fictional interaction with Chopin. “It's as though it's a film within another film,” explained producer Luis Ortas. “It's a documentary that makes a comparison with the lives of people who were around in the time of the composer (1810-1849) and the existence of their modern day descendants,” furthered Ortas. “It also looks at how the town itself has changed.” Ortas said that some of Chopin's orginal letters and manuscripts have been used to provide a hub of reality to the documentary. “Chopin has put Valldemossa on the map and made it the most well-known town in Spain,” Ortas claimed.

Although there is no set date for the release of Valldemossa: El lloc més bonic del món, a pre-screening will be given to the people of the town at some stage during August. The documentary is being made with the cooperation of the local town council and the Balearic government.

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