27.11.2018
SPAIN AFTER THE WAR; THE FRANCO DICTATORSHIP IN COLOUR, A NEW PROJECT FROM MINORIA ABSOLUTA

Following the success of España dividida, la Guerra Civil en color (Divided Spain: The Civil War in Colour), DMAX and Minoria Absoluta are embarking on a new project in the same vein which shows Spain during the years of the Francoist dictatorship from an unusual point of view, using the latest techniques in digital image processing and colouring. España después de la guerra:el franquismo en color (Spain after the War: Francoism in Colour) colourizes images, mainly from NO-DO news reels, to provide viewers with a fresh view of the post-war period and the dictatorship by way of digitalized and colourized film.

This documentary film, which will be screened on DMAX channel in 2019, will be a combination of strict historical rigor and the necessary pace and rhythm to create a truthful and vibrant account of almost four decades of history, all with the novelty and immediacy provided by colour images. Spain after the War: Francoism in Colour is the fruit of two years of intense production work by a twenty-five-strong team which has examined and restored more than 500 NO-DO films.  200,000 stills and 3,500 shots have been colourized.  In order to recount vital episodes which were not filmed, photographs, press cuttings and documents have been used which have been processed with the latest techniques of motion graphics.