Ultimately the film is a kind of tragedy, one in which Stalinist repression and internecine fighting amongst the Spanish Republicans played a huge part in preventing a Fascist victory. The kind of political analysis that is common in Loach's films. A simple and well-told story which nevertheless carries a strong emotional message. It's a wonder that more films haven't touched on the Spanish Civil War in all honesty.
La mise en scène de la petite fille qui fouille dans les archives du grand-père et jette la terre de son amour espagnol sur son cercueil excepté, j'ai aimé le récit et le point de vue développé sur la guerre d'Espagne. Les scènes de débat sur la collectivisation des terres et l'opportunité de rejoindre ou non les brigades communistes sont particulièrement bienvenues et réussies. Eternel de la quête sens de l jeunesse
This accompanies and enlightens George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia.Orwell was also an Englishmen who fought for POUM. It is an interesting piece of history about socialism, international politics and let us wonder how they lost.Koach adds a romantic story and some debates about socialism.He also is sympathetic to a left or socialist vision, speaking about future hopes or depicting any nonsocialist as unidimensional
Some people see the left view, socialist thoughts same as desire of a communist tyranny,it was a beautiful film about the difference between the two... .he is not so great at reflecting the psychology of war and creating pessimistic atmosphere.Loach is a director who is anxious to give message with cinema for this reason details of his characters are very superficial.İt wasnt an atmosphere cinema but good film.
Storia acuta della guerra civile spagnola raccontata in maniera appassionata,in un misto di ideologie,realtà e sentimenti.Un dramma pieno di ricchezza a livello umano e storico,con un Loach magnificamente ispirato.Il regista propone scene bellissime e stimolanti,come la presa del villaggio,le discussioni sulla collettività,i canti corali e l'angosciante finale.Un grande,grandissimo lavoro.4*