France, Spain, Belgium · 2020 · 71 min
French, Spanish, Catalan With English Subtitles

In his stunning, Cesar Award-winning directorial debut, French political cartoonist Aurel tells the story of Josep Bartoli, the Spanish painter, cartoonist and writer who chronicled, with unrelenting specificity, his time in French concentration camps as a refugee from the Spanish Civil War. Spanning multiple decades and continents, Bartoli’s tale is told via flashback, by an aging former camp guard to his young artistic grandson, Aurel’s portrait of the legendary artist is another contribution to stories in the year’s program about the dehumanization of refugees, but also, the resurrective power of creativity and art. (ANIMATION IS FILM)

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  • Aurel


    Aurel is a French illustrator born in 1980. He is working as a press illustrator for the national daily Le Monde and the satirical weekly Le Canard Enchaîné. He has also worked on numerous graphic reports for various french news- papers.
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