Archive of films The Mexican Suitcase / La maleta Mexicana

Mexico / Spain
2011, 90 min

Section: Documentary Films - Out of Competition
Year: 2011

A film which tells the story of the discovery of a suitcase containing 4,500 negatives taken by famous photographers such as Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and David "Chim” Seymour, who here presented their personal testimonies of the different faces of the civil war in Spain. Three story lines depict the journey of the negatives from France to Mexico and trace the role Mexico played in the civil war and its significance for refugees from Spain, whose descendants subsequently became Mexican citizens. The film also examines the attitude of today’s young generation of Spaniards towards the fate of their ancestors who lost their lives in the civil war.


Synopsis

A film which tells the story of the discovery of a suitcase containing 4,500 negatives taken by famous photographers such as Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and David "Chim” Seymour, who presented their personal testimonies of the different faces of the civil war in Spain. Three story lines depict the journey of the negatives from France to Mexico and trace the role Mexico played in the civil war and its significance for refugees from Spain, whose descendants subsequently became Mexican citizens. The film also examines the attitude of today’s young generation of Spaniards towards the fate of their ancestors who lost their lives in the civil war.

Contacts

Mallerich Films
Hort de la Vila, 38 1er 1a, 08017, Barcelona
Spain
Tel: +34 932 033 025
Fax: +34 932 053 420
E-mail: mallerich@pacopoch.cat
www: www.pacopoch.cat

About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Documentary Films - Out of Competition
   
Director: Trisha Ziff
Screenplay: Trisha Ziff
Dir. of Photography: Claudio Rocha
Music: Michael Nyman, Gerard Pastor
Editor: Luis López, Bernat Aragonés
Producer: Eamon O’Farrill, Trisha Ziff, Paco Poch
Production: Mallerich Films, 212 Berlin
Contact: Mallerich Films

Guests

Víctor Cavaller

Producer

Paco Poch

Journalist


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