Letters to Maria

Letters to Maria

Original title: Cartes a Maria
Production: Mallerich Films Paco Poch; Pages & Images Productions
Country: Spain
Director: Maite García Ribot
Script: Maite García Ribot; Elías Siminiani
Photography: Núria Roldós
Music: Alberto García Demestres
Year: 2014
Duration: 88
Genre: Biographical documentary
Color: Color
Original language: Catalan
Languages available: Spanish-French-English (mixed)
Subtitles: Spanish (for French and English dialogs); English (for Spanish and French dialogs)


As a result of his father’s Alzheimer’s disease, Maite decides to recover the unknown and silenced story of his grandfather Pedro. Pedro was a Republican exiled, one of many Spaniards who in 1939 had to go into exile in France, leaving behind his wife Maria and their two sons. In order to survive the harsh living conditions he endured during his captivity in some refugee camps in the South of France, he had to work for the French government in the middle of an arms race and even for the Nazi army. Through archive footage, words, memories, silence and, especially, 46 letters that Pedro wrote to María from exile, Maite will discover and imagine this unique and epic family story, testimony of a part of History. 


Winner of an Award, at Festival du Film Espagnol de Toulouse, Cinespaña 2015 : Best Documentary Film

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