Film in the form of a TV documentary about a forgotten, bloodily suppressed rebellion by Anarchist peasant farmers at the start of the Spanish Civil War in a small town in Andalusia. A Soviet film crew was to be sent out to record the revolutionary process, but the Anarchist tone meant that the material landed up on the shelves of Lenfilm. Later it was cut into a film by members of the Spanish exile film group 'Our Cinema'. The silent film reconstructed in this way has been included in its entirety in the documentary, complete with a suitable Shostakovich score. An English film-maker from the British documentary school was also supposedly present at the time. His material is also used in the film. The apocryphal film material brings to life the legend of the simple illiterate and revolutionary leader Seisdedos as if it all really happened. (GjZ)

International title
Casas Viejas - the Cry of the South
Filmmaker
Basilio Martín Patino
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Spain
Year
1996
Medium
Betacam SP PAL
Length
62’
Language
Spanish
Producer
Canal Sur TV, La Linterna Magica
Sales
Canal Sur TV
Writer
Basilio Martín Patino