February 1939. Spanish republicans are fleeing Franco’s dictatorship to France. The French government built concentration camps, confining the refugees, where they barely have access to hygiene, water and food. In one of these camps, separated by barbed wire, two men will become friends. One is a guard, the other is Josep Bartoli (Barcelona 1910 – NYC 1995), an illustrator who fights against Franco’s regime.
Josep went on to win France's César for best animated film and the European Film Award for best animated feature, as well as a slew of other festival prizes.
Aurel was born on May 31, 1980 in Ardèche, France. He is a director and cinematographer, known for Josep (2020), Octobre noir ou Malek, Saïd, Karim et les autres... (2011) and No Laughing Matter (2014).
This event is free and open to the public.
The film will be shown in French with English subtitles.
This event is co-sponsored by the Columbia Maison Française with additional support provided by the Albertine Cinémathèque.
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