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Far from the Trees

Lejos de los árboles

Directed by Jacinto Esteva
Spain, 1972


Told as a travelogue and intent on exposing the intense poverty of areas of Spain outside of the touristic eye, Far from the Trees is considered by some a successor to Luis Buñuel’s Land Without Bread. As a political statement, the film is a protest to the image of a newly modernized Spain.

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Far from the Trees Directed by Jacinto Esteva

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  • Sonia's rating of the film Far from the Trees

    Grewe has captured a rural Spain caught somewhere between modernity and medieval Christianity. When ordinary people gather in village squares, rituals abound. Humans become devils, devils become human, the dead dance at night, beatings are dealt to both man and beast. People walk on their knees and on stilts, wine is consumed and donkeys are starved, some marked for a steep sacrificial fall.

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