A tribute to the Republican exiles in France through the perspective and experiences of the Catalan artist Josep Bartolí
Inundated with the floods of Spanish Republicans fleeing the Franco dictatorship in February 1939, the French government finds no other solution than to send the refugees to concentration camps. Run-down places where the horses that have transported them outside their country are their only food and where the lack of hygiene and water takes many of them to their death. But in these appalling conditions, two men separated by barbed wire will become friends. One is a gendarme; the other, Josep Bartolí, an anti-Franco fighter and artist. An animated film selected for Cannes 2020.
Duration: 1 h 20 min
State: Spain / France / Belgium
Film in French, Catalan and Spanish with subtitles in Catalan
Session presented by Àngel Quintana and Guillem Terribas, with the presence of Aurel.
The Temporada Alta film programme is made in collaboration and coordination with the Col·lectiu de Crítics de Cinema de Girona / Cinema Truffaut