By Lluís Galter
Feature film
2010

“Caracremada” (“Burnface” in Catalan), a nickname given by the Spanish Civil Guard to Ramon Vila Capdevila, reflects about the libertarian resistance against Franco’s regime through the last active guerrilla fighter. In 1951 the CNT ordered the retreat of its militants; however Ramon Vila remained in the woods of inland Catalonia where he restarted the fight operating on his own.

Equip tècnic

Produced by: Mallerich Films Paco Poch, Cromosoma S.L., Associació Cultural “Passos Llargs”
With the participation of: Televisió de Catalunya
With the support of: ICEC, Diputació de Girona, Diputació de Barcelona, Ajuntament de Figueras, Ajuntament de Berga, Memorial Democràtic, Museu Memorial de l’Exili, ConCA, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Catalan Films

Screenplay and direction: Lluís Galter
Producer: Paco Poch
Executive production: Sergi Moreno, Oriol Ivern, Tono Folguera, Toni Marin
Production manager: Jordi Comellas
Production coordinator: Aitor Martos
Cinematography: Jordi Figueras
Art direction: Laila Rosato, Miriam Sánchez
Sound: Jonathan Darch, Jordi Juncadella, Antonio Bejerano, Diego Sáez Trumper
Editing: Juliana Montañés, Carlos Marqués
Costume: Laila Rosato, Miriam Sánchez
Make-up and hairstylist: Caterina Sierra

Cast

Ramon: Lluís Soler
Danaide: Aina Calpe
Marcel·lí: Domènec Bautista
“Barba”: Carles García-Llidó
“Espinosa”: Andreu Carandell
Danaide (girl): Clara Haro
Ravachol: Joan Muntal
Arengades’ wife: Mariona Perrier
Danaide’s father: Jesús Aymerich
Spanish Civil Guard 1 / Hunter 1: Sebastián Cabello
Spanish Civil Guard 2 / Hunter 2: José Miguel Sánchez

Details

Year: 2010
Genre: Drama
Aspect ratio: 1:1.77
Language: Spanish/Catalan/French
Subtitles: Spanish, French, English
Runtime: 98 min.

 

Awards

Selected at Venice Film Festival (Orizzonti) and San Sebastián Film Festival (Made in Spain), 2010
European Competition Award in Crossing Europe Film Festival 2011 (ex aequo)
Best Opera Prima in Sant Jordi Awards, 2011
Best Film at Festival Inquiet de València, 2011
Critics Award and Best Photography at Festival Int’ de Cine de Cuenca, Equador, 2011

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