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While at War


Spain 2019, 107 minutes
Dir. Alejandro Amenabar
Rating: [PG] violence & coarse language
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama

Topics: Politics.


“A complex, steady, deeply intelligent film with a chilling resonance today. ”~Fionnuala Halligan, Screen Daily

Aroview: From Alejandro Amenabar, acclaimed director of THE SEA INSIDE, comes this drama set in Spain in 1936 on the cusp of the Spanish Civil War.

Celebrated Spanish writer Miguel de Unamuno is now an aging academic who is disillusioned with the Republic that he helped to create. As a circle of friends and allies begins to collect around Miguel, General Francisco Franco secretly conspires to take command of the war.

A fascinating account of a crucial moment in Spanish history, which builds to a passionate climax.

NZ International Film Festival 2020

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  • aspect ratio: 16:9

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