El secreto del doctor Grinberg
The Secret of Doctor Grinberg
Country: Spain, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States
Language: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Runtime: 91 mins.
The Secret of Dr. Grinberg tells the story of Mexican neurophysiologist, Jacobo Grinberg, considered by many as the “Einstein of consciousness”. He pushed the traditional boundaries of science in an attempt to better understand the potential of the human brain. With his team he investigated and conducted experiments which lead him to claim he could demonstrate the first steps of telepathy. In 1994 and at the height of his career Grinberg mysteriously disappeared. Through the film's investigation we unearth the peculiarities of this still unresolved case and meet the enigmatic characters who define it. Was Grinberg really on the frontier of a new kind of science that could transform the way we understand man and the universe?
Ida Cuéllar is a filmmaker and musician based between Barcelona and Mexico City. He has worked across the globe as a director and script-writer and obtained numerous prizes including at Cannes, San Sebastian, FIAP and El Ojo de Iberamérica, among others. Ida has directed various short films, including; The death of Otilia Ruiz (2011) and the experimental fashion film Phasmata (2014). His work has been selected by a large number of international festivals. Ida also directed the pilot episode of Magnum Opus (2016). His interest in the arts is of a symbolic and esoteric nature. His works explores the depths of the imagination and consciousness, ideas which provided the basis for his first feature documentary The secret of Doctor Grinberg.
Cinematography: Jose Luis Bernal
Production: Carles Brugueras, Marieke van den Bersselaar, Ida Cuéllar, Inés Massa
Screenplay: Juan Muñoz-Tebar, Miguel León, Fernanda Rossi, Ida Cuéllar
Editing: Judith Miralles, Gabriela Soria, Carlos Rufete
Music: Eduardo Pacheco, Ida Cuéllar
Sound: Laia Casanovas
Animation: Pau Vidalot