Guzman Alvarez always refused to talk about his flight across Spain in 1936, during the Civil War. Guzman was ordered by his mother to accom­pany his old and deaf father, who was on the fascist’s hit list. After the war, Guzman Alvarez built a new life in the Nether­lands and only returned to his native soil, the Babia region, in summer. Only fifty-five years later, Guzman writes a letter to his father, who has been dead for fifty years by then. When (grand)son Ricardo finds the letter, he gets in his car. He decides to recon­struct the two men’s flight. Based on extra­or­di­nary inter­views with friends, neigh­bours and rela­tives, post­cards, photographs and histor­ical footage, the story and the time are brought to life, as is the love for the gorgeous North Spanish scenery.

Credits

Set geluid
Montage
TV company
VPRO TV

Title: Brief aan mijn vader
Year: 2002
Duration : 59 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2002

Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Korte Documentaire (2002)
Ricardo Alvarez

NFF Archive

You are now in the NFF Archive. The archive contains contains information on film, TV and interactive productions that were screened at past festival editions. The NFF does not dispose of this material. For this, please contact the producer, distributor or broadcaster. Sometimes, older films can also be found at the Eye Film Museum or the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision.