What’s the Difference?

Maxwell Wrobel wanted to approach the mockumentary format – a genre that applies the codes of documentary cinema to a fictional story, often with a playful and/or parodic or reflective intention – to show the experience of two students abroad who spend a day in Seville. Their journey through the common places that should not be missing on any tour that seeks to satisfy the expectations of those who come looking for the essence of Seville, conclude, surprisingly, in the place we least expect – and, as the guide of the protagonists states, the best of its kind in the city. We know that it is a parody, that nothing is true; at the same time, the recent changes in the city centre – increasingly similar to a theme park that satisfies the supposed expectations of foreign visitors – give Maxwell’s final project a disturbing, and hopefully mistaken, prophetic quality.