The Death of Antonio Sánchez Lomas
Ramón Gieling & Salvador Gieling

On All Saints’ Day, the inhabitants of the southern Spanish village of Frigiliana remember their dead. The assembled villagers all know each other, and they bring flowers and candles. But the apparent serenity belies the deep divisions in the village. The murder of Antonio Lomas by the Guardia Civil in 1952, during the dictatorship of General Franco, has caused a collective trauma. Everyone—elderly witnesses and their descendants alike—conceals their sorrow and grievances with a paper-thin layer of civility. There’s no obvious solution in sight. In that regard the village is much like many other places in Spain where similar tragedies, disappearances and unprocessed pasts reverberate into the present.

Ramon and Salvador Gieling settle into the picturesque village, where they question local people about what happened. Their stories create a vivid image of the painful events of 1952, which still stir up powerful emotions. In an effort to help the villagers come to terms with the past, the janitor of the local school and the Gielings decide to dramatize the events together with the locals. Not everybody is enthusiastic about the idea. Why open up old wounds?

In het Nederlands

Een gruwelijke gebeurtenis tijdens het Franco-tijdperk in het Zuid-Spaanse dorp blijft een taboe waar niemand het over heeft. Onder de schijnbare harmonie in het dorp is er een onderstroom van pijn, persoonlijke drama, verraad en verborgen politieke conflicten. Deze komen allemaal voort uit de wreedheden van Franco’s Guardia Civil. Filmmakers Ramón en Salvador Gieling confronteren de bewoners met deze verborgen geheimen. Alleen degenen die het bloedige verleden confronteren, kunnen in vrede leven met de toekomst.

za 7 nov
  • 11:30
Kaarten
€ 10,50
  • filmspecial
Nederland
2019
86’
Spaans gesproken
Engels ondertiteld

On All Saints’ Day, the inhabitants of the southern Spanish village of Frigiliana remember their dead. The assembled villagers all know each other, and they bring flowers and candles. But the apparent serenity belies the deep divisions in the village. The murder of Antonio Lomas by the Guardia Civil in 1952, during the dictatorship of General Franco, has caused a collective trauma. Everyone—elderly witnesses and their descendants alike—conceals their sorrow and grievances with a paper-thin layer of civility. There’s no obvious solution in sight. In that regard the village is much like many other places in Spain where similar tragedies, disappearances and unprocessed pasts reverberate into the present.

Ramon and Salvador Gieling settle into the picturesque village, where they question local people about what happened. Their stories create a vivid image of the painful events of 1952, which still stir up powerful emotions. In an effort to help the villagers come to terms with the past, the janitor of the local school and the Gielings decide to dramatize the events together with the locals. Not everybody is enthusiastic about the idea. Why open up old wounds?

In het Nederlands

Een gruwelijke gebeurtenis tijdens het Franco-tijdperk in het Zuid-Spaanse dorp blijft een taboe waar niemand het over heeft. Onder de schijnbare harmonie in het dorp is er een onderstroom van pijn, persoonlijke drama, verraad en verborgen politieke conflicten. Deze komen allemaal voort uit de wreedheden van Franco’s Guardia Civil. Filmmakers Ramón en Salvador Gieling confronteren de bewoners met deze verborgen geheimen. Alleen degenen die het bloedige verleden confronteren, kunnen in vrede leven met de toekomst.

Ticket info

For tickets with a Cineville or Strippenkaart is an extra fee of € 2,50.
And there is no discount with the Rotterdampas.