While at War

Mientras dure la guerra
Director
Alejandro Amenábar
Cast
Karra Elejalde
Eduard Fernandez
Nathalie Poza
Genre
Drama
Status
Post-Production
Nationality
Spain
Year
2019
Language
Spanish
Production
Companies
MOD Producciones
Movistar+
Himenóptero
K&S Films
Theatrical
Release
October 4th
2019 by Buena Vista

While at War

Mientras dure la guerra

Alejandro Amenábar is back to directing in Spanish for the first time since his beloved Oscar-winning The Sea Inside. WHILE AT WAR is an intense emotional drama set in 1936, at the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. A story about the past which urgently questions our present day and which is destined to be one of the key films of 2019.

Spain. Summer of 1936. Celebrated writer Miguel de Unamuno decides to publicly support the military rebellion that promises to bring order to the chaotic situation in the country. He’s immediately dismissed as Dean of the University of Salamanca by the left-wing government. Meanwhile, General Franco adds his troops to the uprising and initiates a successful campaign from the South, secretly hoping to take over sole command of the war. The conflict turns bloody while some of his colleagues are incarcerated, causing Unamuno to question his initial posture and reconsider his principles. When Franco transfers his headquarters to Salamanca and is named Chief Commander, Unamuno will visit his palace, determined to request clemency.

Director
Alejandro Amenábar
Cast
Karra Elejalde
Eduard Fernandez
Nathalie Poza
Genre
Drama
Status
Post-Production
Nationality
Spain
Year
2019
Language
Spanish
Production
Companies
MOD Producciones
Movistar+
Himenóptero
K&S Films
Theatrical
Release
October 4th
2019 by Buena Vista