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The Death of Antonio Sánchez Lomas

Ramón Gieling, Salvador Gieling / NL, 2019 / 86 min.

In the southern Spanish village of Frigiliana, time has not healed the wounds from the Franco era. Even now the murder of a villager in 1952 divides the community. 

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A horrific event during the Franco era in a southern Spanish village remains a taboo subject that no one talks about. Beneath the apparent village harmony, there is an undercurrent of lethargic pain, personal drama, betrayal and hidden political conflicts. These all stem from the cruelties carried out by Franco's Guardia Civil. Filmmakers Ramón and Salvador Gieling confront the inhabitants with these hidden secrets. Only the ones who confront the bloody past can live in peace with the future.

Awards & Festivals: IDFA Competition for Dutch Documentary, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2020

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Director

Ramón Gieling, Salvador Gieling

Production year

2019

Country

NL

Original title

The Death of Antonio Sánchez Lomas

Length

86 min.

Language

Spanish

Subtitles

ENG or NLD

Format

DCP

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Ramón Gieling at Work

Filmmaker, writer, theatre-maker, visual artist: whatever he does, Ramón Gieling wants to get to the bottom of things and see what drives people. The maker of En un momento dado, an extraordinary film about Johan Cruyff’s years in Barcelona, and Erbarme Dich (St Matthew Passion), likes to navigate the edge between reality and imagination.

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