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Songs for After a War is a relentless, emotive, playful radiography of the post-war years under the Franco regime in Spain. A collage of pieces rescued from oblivion: neighborhood yard songs, patriotic exaltation, religious devotion, school or slum songs. Children’s comics, radio commercials, newsreels, scenes of hunger and desolation. And paradoxically, the need to sing, born from the drive to survive.
Basilio Martín Patino’s film is one of the most outstanding in the history of Spanish cinema, an unusual and audacious work, a dissident with respect to all norms, whether academic or industrial, political or aesthetic. Canciones para después de una guerra was produced in 1971 and was not released in Spain until 1976, as Franco’s dictatorial regime banned its circulation and export.
This screening of Patino’s film is an excellent opportunity for Canadian audiences to enjoy one of the masterpieces of Spanish documentary cinema in a print recently restored by Filmoteca Española and AC/E.


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