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Josep

Local title
Josep
Original title
Josep
Director
Aurel
Country
France, Spain, Belgium
Year
2020
Programme
Current Waves

A long time ago, in February 1939, the end of the Spanish Civil War forced tens of thousands of people fleeing Franco’s dictatorship to enter France, only to be interned there in horrendous refugee camps. Separated by barbed wire, two men, one a young French gendarme, the other Josep Bartolí, a Spanish resistance fighter, illustrator and artist, make friends at one of these camps.

French director Aurel’s hand-drawn film masterfully tells the story of Bartolí’s escape with expressive tableaus teeming with visual poetry. The film, which takes a pensive look at a forgotten chapter of European history, is at the same time a fascinating homage to the power of the art of drawing and the political struggle for resistance.

Director
Aurel
Screenwriter
Jean-Louis Milesi
Cast
Sergi López, Valérie Lemercier, David Marsais, Gérard Hernandez, Bruno Solo
Producer
Serge Lalou
Editor
Thomas Belair
Music
Sílvia Pérez Cruz
Production
Les Films d’Ici Méditerranée, Imagic
Runtime
Language
Spanish, English, Catalan, French
Subtitles
Estonian, English

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