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22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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Extranjeros de sí mismos / STRANGERS TO THEMSELVES
Made in Spanish

The directors of this documentary spent two years interviewing tens of men and women volunteers for far-off battles who have actually been to the real scenes of these dramas, from the frozen waters of the Wolchov to the beautiful and harsh Alcarria steppe. The personal stories of some of the members of those heterodox legions of epic figures, of deserters, of adventurers, of daydreamers full of burning passion or of orthodox revolutionaries. Young Communists or anti-Communists. Young people who, from opposing ideologies or social classes, fought with the conviction that they would change the world: although they knew neither how, nor when, nor for whom. Thousands of young people who became strangers to themselves. The voluntary or involuntary seekers of a journey full of unforeseen adventures. The greatest adventure of their lives.
BIOGRAPHY
JOSE LUIS LOPEZ-LINARES, JAVIER RIOYO López-Linares was born in Madrid in 1955. He has been director of photography in films by Regueiro, Chávarri and Saura, among others. Rioyo, born in Madrid in 1952, is a radio and television journalist. Together they founded in 1994 the company Cero en Conducta with which, before making Strangers to Themselves, they produced the short Los Orvich: Un oficio el siglo XX (1997) and the feature films Asaltar los cielos (1996), Lorca, así que pasen cien años (1998) and A propósito e Buñuel (Regarding Buñuel, 2000), all of which they jointly co-directed.
CAST & CREW
Director
José Luis López-Linares, Javier Rioyo
Screenplay
Javier Rioyo
Photography
José Luis López-Linares, Teo Delgado
Edition
Pablo Blanco
Sales
Cero en Conducta
Running Time
84 m.
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