April 2019, arsenal cinema

Behind the Graves

LOS COLONOS DEL CAUDILLO, 2013

The Spanish Civil War ended on April 1, 1939. During the war and the Franco dictatorship, 140,000 opponents of the regime were likely killed. Dealing with the past remains difficult to this day in Spain, with keeping silent on the war and dictatorship becoming an unwritten law for the democratization of the country following Franco’s death in 1975. The “Behind the Graves” series curated by Clara López Rubio and Wolfgang Martin Hamdorf grapples with how Spain’s past has been dealt with in film. Two documentaries by Lucía Palacios und Dietmar Post open the series: LOS COLONOS DEL CAUDILLO (Francos Siedler, 2013) is a guided tour of one of the model villages of the Franco dictatorship. FRANCO ON TRIAL: THE SPANISH NUREMBERG? (2018) reconstructs the crimes of the regime from the first massacres during the Civil War in 1936 to the last executions shortly before Franco’s death and the police massages in the “transición” era. A discussion with the filmmakers will follow the screening. (cl) (26.4.)

 

arsenal cinema: Behind the Graves

07:00 pm Cinema 2


Los colonos del Caudillo

Los colonos del Caudillo
Lucía Palacios, Dietmar Post Germany/Spain 2013
DCP OV/GeS 113 min

Lucía Palacios and Dietmar Post in person
arsenal cinema: Life at Any Price –
 Bo Widerberg Retrospective

07:15 pm Cinema 1


Kvarteret korpen

Kvarteret korpen Raven's End
Sweden 1963 With Thommy Berggren, Keve Hjelm
35 mm OV/EnS 99 min

arsenal cinema: Life at Any Price –
 Bo Widerberg Retrospective

09:15 pm Cinema 1


Mannen på taket

Mannen på taket The Man on the Roof
Sweden 1976 With Carl-Gustav Lindstedt, Sven Wollter
35 mm OV/EnS 110 min

arsenal cinema: Behind the Graves

09:30 pm Cinema 2


Franco on Trial: The Spanish Nuremberg?

Franco on Trial: The Spanish Nuremberg?
Lucía Palacios, Dietmar Post Germany/Spain 2018
DCP OV/GeS 101 min

Lucía Palacios and Dietmar Post in person