LA LUZ PRODIGIOSA
Surf Film, Azalea P.C.S.A., Canal Sur Televisiòn S.A., Madrid)
35mm - colour
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In August 1936, as the Spanish Civil War starts, Joaquin, a young goatherd who lives alone in the countryside, comes across a man who has been badly wounded by a gun shot to the side of the head: the man has been left for dead after an execution by Franco’s troops. Joaquin hides and cures the man who wakes up an amnesiac - having forgotten his own identity. Much later, in 1980, the goatherd crosses the man’s path again: now he is an old man who goes along the streets of Granada delivering charity… By pure chance his memory is revived and Joaquin gradually discovers that - in all probability - the man is the poet Federico García Lorca.