Soldiers of Salamina
Filmfest 2004

A novelist who has given up on her writing career investigates an event that took place at the very end of the Spanish Civil War: the writer and Falangist Rafael Sánchez Mazas faced a firing squad alongside fifty other prisoners but managed to escape into the rain-soaked woods. Apparently one of the soldiers found him but allowed him to get away. The novelist gradually pieces the story together, riddled with contradictions and enigmatic characters. In her search, she sets out to discover the truth and, unconscously, to discover herself. Adapted from the bestseller by Javier Cercas. "Highly charged and emotive cinema" Jonathan Holland, Variety

tags: Feature film

Cast: Ariadna Gil, Ramon Fontserè, Joan Dalmau, María Botto, Diego Luna

Credits

Director: David Trueba