Video-interview with the historian Pr. Paul Preston
1-30 June 2009, BFI Southbank (London): Cinema and the Spanish Civil War
A season of films and documentaries from the last 70 years reflecting on the conflict and its consequences.
The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) was not just a Spanish affair. Around the world film-makers of the time, and many others since then, found it impossible not to engage with this terrible period. In their many different ways, artists like Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, Luis Buñuel, Alain Resnais, André Malraux, Picasso, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paul Éluard or George Orwell all reacted to what was happening in Spain, drawing attention to it through their work.