Josep - Aurel

Josep

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Aurel

February 1939. Spanish republicans are fleeing Franco’s dictatorship to France. The French government built concentration camps, confining the refugees, where they barely have access to hygiene, water and food. In one of these camps, separated by barbed wire, two men will become friends. One is a guard, the other is Josep Bartoli (Barcelona 1910 – NYC 1995), an illustrator who fights against Franco’s regime.

Festivals & Awards

Festival de Cannes – Official Selection 2020

European Film Award 2020 – Best European Animated Feature Film Award

César Award 2021 – Best Animated Film

FIFF Namur 2020 – Special Jury Award

Festival Internacional de Cine de Derechos Humanos 2021 – Special Jury Mention

Stuttgart IF of Animated Film 2021 – Special mention

Festival international du cinémafrancophone en Acadie 2020 – La Vague – Best International Feature Film

MyFrenchFilmFestival 2021 – Audience Award & International Press Prize

Trailer

Press

A harsh history lesson as well as a good yarn, this visually arresting endeavour registers strongly at a time when refugees account for a record one percent of the world’s population.

SCREEN DAILY

The powerful saga of an unlikely friendship

SCREEN DAILY

Emphasising the saving power of art and of the spirit of resistance within a hostile environment, Josep echoes the words of its protagonist perfectly: “beautiful ideas, if they do not meet a beautiful person, they become death.”

CINEUROPA

Original title: Josep

Production: Les Films d'Ici Méditerranée - Imagic Telecom

Nationality: France - Spain

Year of production: 2020

Running time: 72'

Language: French - Spanish

Ratio: 2.39

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