"I did not want was to make another film about the Civil War, with that as recognizable aesthetic, or another story on the Republican side, but get closer to the films about the Second World War. Hopefully in 'Gernika' there is something of 'The Iron Cross' (Sam Peckinpah, 1977) or 'Big Red One. Division shock' (Samuel Fuller, 1980) have fled the fires artifcio, so here is less chroma of what can be expected this is. a history of mountains and royal blue skies, and with characters who have tried that worked, account Koldo Serra (Bilbao, 1975): "of course the viewer to go to the movies look for the famous bombing, and there is 22 minutes finals. And you will feel within him. "
A JOURNALISTIC VISION
The second feature by the director has a central character, Henry, "an American journalist inspired by John Dos Passos, George Orwell, Ernest Hemingway and, especially, George Steer, who wrote for 'The Times' and arrived 40 minutes after the bombing, and was the one who informed the world of this tragedy, at a time when the United States was the most talked news the launch of a collection of dolls inspired by Shirley Temple! "
Around the journalist who plays James D'Arcy are two correspondents who give life to Ingrid Jonsson and Alex García-García , the editor of the republican press office ( María Valverde ), the Russian adviser to the government of the Republic ( Jack Davenport ) and more secondary characters as played by Victor Clavijo, Barbara Goenaga or Irene Escolar . According to the filmmaker, "the world of journalism seemed to us an original way to remember a time of censorship and manipulation from both sides of the conflict. In the script there is no real good nor very bad. Because the Russians let them run ... "
QUESTIONING THE PAST
"At first, Henry is not interested in going to the front to write their stories. Prefer to stay at the hotel with his whiskey. 'Gernika' is full of characters who, like him, suffer a transformation , " adds Serra hopes that, thanks to his film, young certain aspects of our past into question. "I hope that's the audience of the film, as well as people who remember that conflict and logically Fans of María Valverde!
EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: MAKIN OF THE SPECIAL EFFECTS
Six million budget were necessary to recreate the historic bombing of Gernika (Vizcaya) by the German Condor Legion and Italian Legionary Aviation on April 26, 1937, in addition to put together an attractive international casting and hire hundreds of extras .
In this exclusive clip, Koldo Serra and Raul Romanillos, supervisor of film effects, tell us the effort that has led to a shoot like this, physical and special problems of "destruction" on location and how it will look on screen .
'Gernika' come to our theaters on September 9 hand Betta Pictures.