Sat 26 - Mon 28 Sept

While at War

Cert. 15

Festivals & Series

London Spanish Film Festival 2020

Mientras dure la guerra

107 min

In Spanish, English and German with English subtitles

dir. Alejandro Amenábar, with Karra Elejalde, Eduard Fernández, Santi Prego | Spain/Argentina | 2019 | col | London premiere

Nominated for 17 Goya awards, winner of 5 including Best Supporting Actor for Eduard Fernandez, Alejandro Amenábar’s seventh feature film takes us back to 1936, in the days of the Spanish Civil War outbreak and famous philosopher fight Miguel de Unamuno’s against everyone, right and left, to stand for what he believed in. Not just another war film, While at War goes beyond the depiction of one of its chapters, showing the dangers of political passivity.

Amenábar makes a triumphant return to directing in Spanish with this intense, bloody and emotional drama.

The screening on 26 September is preceded by the short:

Labo

13 min

In Spanish with English subtitles

dir. Jesús Mª Palacios | Spain | 2019 | b&w | doc | 13 min | cert. PG | UK premiere

A fascinating trip to Spain’s recent past through valuable archive material about the Francisco Franco Labor University of Tarragona.

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