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Bucarest, la memòria perduda (2008)

A documentary about memory. From within a double exile, it follows the personal pursuit of Albert (a journalist born in exile in 1962) to recuperate his own roots.

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Carlos Arias Navarro ...
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Jordi Borja ...
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Santiago Carrillo ...
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Carmen Claudin ...
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Juan Carlos de Borbón ...
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Sofía de Grecia ...
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Manuel Fraga ...
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Francisco Franco ...
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Felipe González ...
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Dolores Ibárruri ...
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Jordi Pujol ...
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Sergi Pàmies ...
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Jordi Solé Tura ...
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"Bucharest" is a documentary about memory. From within a double exile, it follows the personal pursuit of Albert (a journalist born in exile in 1962) to recuperate his own roots. His father, the Spanish politician Jordi Solé Tura, who became a key figure during the Spanish Transition, was obliged to go into exile toward the end of the 1950s for his militant anti-Franco beliefs. Now, after living a life replete with passionate personal and political experiences, Jordi has begun to enter a new, internal exile, this time with no possibility of returning: a fight against Alzheimer's Disease. Every day, his memory slips further away.With this film, Albert will resurrect the memory not only of his father's atypical life, but also that of other historical Spanish figures such as Santiago Carrillo, Felipe González, Jorge Semprún and the ex-president of Catalonia Jordi Pujol, and little known episodes in the fight against Franco's dictatorship and the Cold War. For Albert, many of these ... Written by Minimal Films

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14 January 2008 (Spain)  »

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A strange documentary on quiet, unquestioned fanaticism.
25 April 2009 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

A documentary, between humorous and quizzical, on what it was like to grow up as the child of clandestine Spanish Reds in the Franco era, complete with cloak-and-dagger comings and goings on false passports, complaining, from said Reds, on what life in Bucharest was like, (when they had dedicated their existence to giving Spain precisely something like the Ceauşescu régime, though they themselves spent a lot of time in Paris), and the strangeness of having one's young life completely dominated by a weird, inhuman ideology that had no connection to anything one wanted or felt. And yet one knew nothing else.

The whole General Staff of then-alive Spanish communists is interviewed on-screen, one more bizarre than the other, yet completely un-selfconscious.


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