• Songs for after a War

    1971. Spain. Basilio Martín Patino. 96 min.

Discussion with the filmmaker

Saturday, November 3, 2007, 8:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • Songs for after a War

    1971. Spain. Directed by Basilio Martín Patino. A documentary about popular songs in the first fifteen years of the Franco dictatorship, this film begins with footage of joyous people making the fascist salute at a public demonstration. The editing of over four thousand film clips mirrors the rhythms of the musical background. One song declaims, "You can do anything you want, even kill me," leaving the impression of Franco's regime as a cult of death. Although it contains no direct political criticism, this documentary was deemed unacceptable for public viewing, but was privately screened by the censors and their families. After completing the film (which was finally released after Franco's fall), Patino decided to go underground to make documentaries. In Spanish; English subtitles. 96 min.

In the Film exhibition Spain (Un)Censored

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