In 1969 the only fascist dictator who survived WWII, Francisco Franco of Spain, closed the entrance to the British territory of Gibraltar, isolating 30,000 people without food, water, or telephone lines. In his words, the Rock will fall like ripe fruit. La Roca is an epic Romeo and Juliet-type love story between the massive Rock of Gibraltar and its neighboring Spanish city of La Linea. Despite being declared enemies by their countries, they used to be inseparable. Eventually, indoctrination on both sides forced the separation of thousands of mixed families. Over 13 years families met at the border every Sunday to look through binoculars at their estranged lovers, brothers, parents and babies - screaming, Daddy loves you, from a distance. Written by
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Best European Documentary at Seville European Film Festival 2011. Spain. Audience Award at Saratov Sufferings International Film Festival 2012. Russia. Official Selection at Brooklyn Film Festival 2012. USA. Official Selection at Uruguay Cinemateca Film Festival 2012. Uruguay. Official Selection at Docant Film Festival 2012. Argentina. Best Research Work at Espiello International Film Festival 2012. Spain. Special Selection from the Jury at Atlantida Film Festival 2012. Spain. Official Selection at Asecan Film Awards 2012. Spain. See more