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by Koldo Serra


The screenplay tells a story set in Bilbao at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. The main character is Henry, an American correspondent, known for his talent and his constant search for truth. Henry has recently become cynical and opportunistic though, only interested in his image and his prestige. As he follows the republican side of the fight, he meets young and idealistic Teresa. She is familiar with his old work and accuses him of having let himself go and lost his passion. A great love story is born between the two, as the world around them falls to pieces, up until the bombing of Guernica on 26 April 1937.

international title: Guernica
original title: Guernika
country: Spain, Belgium, Germany, Austria, United States
sales agent: Stealth Media Group
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Koldo Serra
screenplay: José Alba, Carlos Clavijo Cobos, Barney Cohen
cast: Jack Davenport, James D'Arcy, María Valverde, Burn Gorman, Irene Escolar, Ingrid García Jonsson, Julián Villagrán, Álex García, Joachim Paul Assböck, Bárbara Goenaga, Víctor Clavijo
cinematography by: Unax Mendía
film editing: José Manuel Jiménez
costumes designer: Ariadna Papió
producer: Enrique García, José Alba, Daniel Marc Dreifuss
co-producer: Nahikari Ipiña, Carlos Clavijo Cobos, Michael Cowan
production: Silverspace, Banana Films, Sayaka Producciones S.L., Euskaltel, Canal Sur Televisión S.A., Eclypse Filmpartner, Film-Line Productions, Travis Producciones, Pecado Films, Pterodactyl Productions [US], Gernika The Movie [ES]
backing: ICAA, Basque television channel ETB
distributor: Sony Pictures Releasing Spain


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Málaga Film Festival 2016 

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