[TREATMENT]

[NO-RES] is an observational portrayal of everyday life, and, a space that will soon disappear. Life passes in front of the camera -as if there wasn’t a crew filming- this requires many hours of filming.
No voiceover to what you hear; images speak for themselves: they tell stories related to the use of the space in a cinematographic way.
There is no fiction, no actors, and, no staging. Still, the look of the film is far from average documentary; it is a feature film.

Despite the absent presence an author in the story, we don’t want to explain the phenomenon under a false TV-like objectivity.
[NO-RES] is not a story about people, but space. A space that forces people to live their lives in a way that makes them colorful in the story. As soon as the space disappears, these people become average transparent citizens of any metropolis.
[NO-RES] is about life and death of a space that makes people special.
Cleanness and simplicity in the composition; everything is filmed with a tripod from a “safe” distance from the subject of study.

The enemy of this story are, in fact, the streets that surround Colonia Castells: they are “normal streets” of any big city, their traffic and absence of life. We portrait them as “no-space“, in which people pass by. A “no-space” we call NOTHING: it’s the [NO-RES]; a future that awaits our space: Colonia Castells.
These spaces: protagonist, and antagonist, contrast each other in a dialectical way: their obvious visual architectonic differences –verticality versus horizontality, but, also in more subtile ways -hurry versus calm, noise versus silence, life versus death-

Life-recorded sound are key points in the editing. The typical sounds of a small village: children playing, birds singing, or just silence– contrasting strongly with the loud sounds of traffic in the city that surround Colonia Castells. These sounds become a sort of leitmotiv, always present in moments of high drama, to the point that the spectator identifies with the tragic ending of the story. An ending which gives the film its name: the Nothingness, the [NO-RES]. As the film progresses, the volume of this leitmotiv will increase to a point in which it will be almost unbearable. This auditive contrast between the two worlds will be intensified through moments of absolute silence. Silence in film that may be almost as unbearable as loud noises. This silence will be used as a discursive resource in the gentrified area, which will eventually lead the spectator to the same feeling of nothingness: the approaching [NO-RES].

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