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.

España en dos trincheras: la Guerra Civil en Color, presented at Valladolid

Veo Televisión and Minoria Absoluta in collaboration with DMAX present España en dos trincheras, la Guerra Civil en color, a feature-length documentary in which, for the first time in Spain, original archive material from the Spanish Civil War has been digitalised to 4K and coloured to create a unique work that shows the Civil War as never seen before: in colour.

A team of over 50 people has worked for a year and a half, under the direction of Francesc Ecribano and Luis Carrizo to produce an audiovisual work that relates, in an objective manner, one of the darkest periods of contemporary Spanish history.

The film was made possible by a laborious process of selection, digitalisation and colourising of the more than 450 films surviving from the Spanish Civil War.

The feature-length documentary is to be screened at the Valladolid International Film Festival – Seminci.