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A story of an awakening of an adolescent's moral consciousness and the discovery of sexuality, depicted on the background of a murder that stuns the population of a small Spanish post-civil-war village and brings to light all of its long and well hidden secrets.

Director's Statement

The central axis on which the film, Black Bread, revolves is the moral devastation that the war brings on civilians. Although between their characters cohabit who won and who lost the war, the movie does not plan on conflicts between winners and losers, but focuses directly on the emotions and feelings of its characters. Through them we discover the terrible consequences of war, far from the battlefields, like an old photograph enlighten and in a corner appear characters blurred grey and we discover his inner life, full of contradictions and miseries of daily living, away from the temptation of mythologized as heroes and, above all, judge them. Two narrative systems enrich the melodrama: the thriller and fantasy. The thriller as it is hiding and gradually discovery of the enigmas. The fantasy because involves a boyish look who stops about places and characters full of mystery. Although never reach the point of fantasy, the film merely give a magical and poetic dimension, real and believable, which affects the photography, the soundtrack and the constant references to the world of birds, symbol of the ideals of its characters.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Agustí Villaronga

Written by: Agustí Villaronga

Produced by: Isona Passola

Cinematography: Antonio Riestra

Editing: Raúl Roman

Production Design: Ana Alvargonzález

Original Score: Jose Manuel Pagan

Cast: Francesc Colomer, Nora Navas, Roger Casamajor, Marina Comas

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2011