At the end of the Spanish civil war, Fando, a boy of about ten, tries to make sense of war and his father's arrest. His mother is religious, sympathetic to the Fascists; his father is accused of being a Red. Fando discovers that his mother may have aided in his father's arrest. Sometimes we witness Fando imagining explanations for what's going on; sometimes we see him at play, alone or with his friend Thérèse. Oedipal fantasies and a lad's natural curiosity about sex and death mix with his search for his mother's nature and his father's fate. Will Fando survive the search?
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When Fando is up at the lighthouse and urinates on the city, a hose behind his legs is clearly visible at times. See more
Featured in Jonas in the Desert
Written by Raymond Le Sénéchal
and Eddie Barclay
(as Édouard Ruault)
Performed by Jean-Yves Bosseur
Et Ses Amis See more