Songs for After a War (1976)

09/01/1976 (ES) Documentary 1h 39m
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This is a masterpiece of found footage and archival cinema largely ignored. Using vast collections of photographs and family films acquired in the flea markets and to expatriates, combined with images produced by mass media and Franco official regime, this film traces the history of the people of Spain from civil war to the raising mass culture and consumption in the '70s. The "particularity" is that all the chapters are distinguished among them by a popular song, related with the content shown, with deals with the invented and surrealistic world invented by people to survive in starvation, repression and lack of freedom. This strategy takes that to the origins of cinema, to the cabaret, and to cinema as a colective party in the theater.

  1. Basilio Martín Patino

    Director, Writer

  2. José Luis García Sánchez


Top Billed Cast

  1. Celia Gámez

    Celia Gámez

    Herself (archive footage)

  2. Imperio Argentina

    Imperio Argentina

    Herself (archive footage)

  3. Miguel de Molina

    Miguel de Molina

    Himself (archive footage)

  4. Estrellita Castro

    Estrellita Castro

    Herself (archive footage)

  5. Rosa León

    (archive footage)

  6. Concha Piquer

    Concha Piquer

    (archive footage)

  7. Marta Flores

    Marta Flores

    (archive footage)

  8. Juan M. Torregrosa

    (archive footage)

  9. Pepe Blanco

    Pepe Blanco

    (archive footage)

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Songs for After a War

Original Title Canciones para después de una guerra

Status Released

Original Language Spanish; Castilian

Budget -

Revenue -


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