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Josep

by Aurel Hashtag #GetUpStandUp

A long time ago, in February 1939, the end of the Spanish Civil War forced tens of thousands of people fleeing Franco’s dictatorship to enter France, only to be interned there in horrendous refugee camps. Separated by barbed wire, two men, one a young French gendarme, the other Josep Bartolí, a Spanish resistance fighter, illustrator and artist, make friends at one of these camps. French director Aurel’s hand-drawn film masterfully tells the story of Bartolí’s escape with expressive tableaus teeming with visual poetry. The film, which takes a pensive look at a forgotten chapter of European history, is at the same time a fascinating homage to the power of the art of drawing and the political struggle for resistance.


  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: France, Spain, 2020
  • Runtime: 74 Min
  • Languages: French, Spanish, English
  • Subtitles: English
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  • Director: Aurel
  • Cast: Sergi López, Valérie Lemercier, David Marsais, Gérard Hernandez, Bruno Solo, Sílvia Pérez Cruz
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  • Screenplay: Jean-Louis Milesi
  • Editor: Thomas Belair
  • Sound: Bruno Seznec
  • Music: Sílvia Pérez Cruz
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  • Co-Producer: Jordi B. Oliva
  • Executive Producer: Serge Lalou
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  • Production Companies: Les Films d’Ici Méditerranée, Imagic Telecom, France 3 Cinéma, Lunanime, Les Films du Poisson Rouge, Promenons-Nous Dans Les Bois, Tchack, Les Fées Spéciales, In Efecto
  • World Sales: The Party Film Sales
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