A time for defiance

A time for defiance

Original title: La hora de los valientes
Production: Enrique Cerezo P.C.
Country: Spain
Director: Antonio Mercero
Script: Antonio Mercero; Horacio Valcárcel
Photography: Jaume Peracaula
Music: Bingen Mendizábal
Cast: Gabino Diego; Luis Cuenca; Adriana Ozores; Leonor Watling; Héctor Colomé; Javier González; Ramón Langa; Ramón Aguirre; Aten Soria; Juan José Otegui; Josep Maria Pou; Rocío Calvo; Lucio Romero
Year: 1998
Duration: 117
Genre: Drama
Color: Color
Original language: Spanish
Languages available: Spanish
Subtitles: Spanish
Keywords: Guerra civil española, Spanish civil war


 In the Spanish Civil War, the bombing threaten the Prado Museum. Authorities order the evacuation of artworks. Manuel, a guard of the museum, finds a self-portrait of Goya, lost during the transfer of the works. The young man does not hesitate to protect the painting endangering his life and that of his family.


Winner of a Goya Award 1999: Best Supporting Actress (Adriana Ozores)

Winner of 2 Golden Egret, at Miami Hispanic Film Festival 2000: Best Director (Antonio Mercero); and, Best Film Enhancing Hispanic Values

Winner of an Special Mention, at Miami Hispanic Film Festival 2000: Luis Cuenca

Winner of an Special Jury Prize, at Moscow International Film Festival 1999: Antonio Mercero

Winner of an Audience Award, at Toulouse Cinespaña 1999: Antonio Mercero

Nominated to 5 Goya Awards 1999: Best Actress (Leonor Watling); Best Actor (Gabino Diego); Best Costume Design (Javier Artiñano); Best Production Supervision (Mikel Nieto); and, Best Special Effects (Juan Ramón Molina)

Nominated for a Golden St. George, at Moscow International Film Festival 1999: Antonio Mercero

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