Sender Barayón. A Trip to the Light (2019)
Documentary [Spain], Dir. Luis Olano
Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes
From the Spanish Civil War to a counterculture guru of the sixties, electronic music composer, artist, and writer Ramón Sender Barayón was born in Madrid in 1934. His father was Ramón J. Sender, one of the most renowned Spanish writers of the twentieth century and his mother, Amparo Barayón, was a woman ahead of her time. The Spanish civil war would mark the fate of this family forever. This film is a journey through the twentieth century by Ramón and his memory.
Followed by a conversation with filmmaker Luis Olano and Marina Garde, curator of Intimate Portraits.
Spanish Republican Exile / Intimate Portraits
Curated by Marina Garde
This year marks the 80th anniversary of the end of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and with that, the flight of almost half a million Spaniards from their homeland. Intimate Portraits seeks to bring to the forefront the Spanish Republican exile through three deeply personal accounts. Two of these films concentrate on women figures, all three portrayed by a new generation of filmmakers. All three are US premieres.
· Discover the captivating stories of those who had to face exile and pay tribute to them;
· Recover the memory of forgotten mythical figures of recent Spanish history;
· Draw the face of women and men who fought for Spanish democracy and its restoration;
· Showcase young filmmakers’ renew interest in recovering the memory of this key part of Spanish history;
· Link present and past.