La vieja memoria (The Old Memory). 1977. Catalonia. Directed by Jaime Camino. 35mm print. In Spanish and Catalan; English subtitles. 175 min.
Made during Spain’s fledgling democracy, The Old Memory is a precious record of the Spanish Civil War as witnessed by its principal surviving protagonists. The tension between Nationalists and Republicans remains palpable in Camino’s documentary, but strains arise as well among the Communists, Anarchists, and Trotskyists.