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Land And Freedom / Tierra Y Libertad (Movie 1995 Ken loach)

Discussion in 'Documentaries & Movies' started by ungovernable, May 5, 2010.

  1. ungovernable

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    Land and Freedom is a 1995 film (alternative title: Tierra y Libertad) directed by Ken Loach and written by Jim Allen. The movie narrates the story of David Carr, an unemployed worker and member of the Communist Party of Great Britain, who decides to fight for the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War. The movie won the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

    The film's narrative unfolds in a long flashback. David Carr has died at an old age and his granddaughter discovers old letters, newspapers and other documents in his room: what we see in the film is what he had lived.

    Persuaded of the necessity of helping the Spanish Republicans in their fight against the fascist Nationalist insurgence, Carr, a young unemployed worker and member of the Communist Party, leaves Liverpool and travels to Spain to join the International Brigades. He crosses the Catalan border and coincidentally ends up enlisted in a POUM militia commanded by Lawrence, in the Aragon front. In this company, as in all POUM militias, men and women — such as the young and enthusiastic Maite — fight together. In the following weeks and months he becomes friends with other foreign volunteers, like the French Bernard, and he falls in love with Blanca, a member of POUM, who is also the ideologue of his group.

    After being wounded and recovering in a hospital in Barcelona, he finally joins — in accordance with his original plan and against the opinion of Blanca — the government-backed International Brigades, and he witnesses first-hand the Stalinist propaganda and repression against POUM members and anarchists; he then returns to his old company, only to see them rounded up by a government unit requiring their surrender: in a brief clash Blanca is killed. After her funeral he returns to Great Britain with a red neckerchief full of Spanish earth.

    Finally the film comes back to the present, and we see Carr's funeral, in which his granddaughter throws the Spanish earth into his grave after speaking lines from "The Day Is Coming"[1], a poem by William Morris. Afterwards she performs a raised fist salute, honouring his beliefs.

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  2. punkmar77

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    This was very obviously George Orwell's "Homage To Catalunya" with a few slight changes.. very good none the less...still makes my blood boil to think of the communists cowardice and treachery :@
     
  3. SenI

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    Great film! I saw is a film with my friend in our social cinema of club. A good film about the Spanish revolution and also true face of Stalinists.
     
  4. DET IRONSIDE

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    Homage to Catalonia?

    Prisons? Hospitals? Trench Warfare?
     
  5. punkmar77

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    What is your question exactly?
     
  6. ungovernable

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