His director's only film, Vida en Sombras tells the story of a man who from his childhood falls in love with cinema and grows to be a director and cameraman. While struggling to make pictures he gets married and is seriously struck by the Spanish Civil War. Life events with lights and shadows mix with a deep love for movies which will prevail in the end. Written by
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Serious troubles with Spanish censorship forced the director to raise personal & family funds to complete the picture. Its critical view on the Spanish Civil War resulted in the government withdrawing approval and money and rating it as third-class until some scenes were re-edited. It received mainly negative critics and was ignored for years. It also meant the end of Llobet-Gràcia career as a director, forcing him to drop future projected films. See more