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While at War
Archived: While at War - Mientras dure la guerra (2019)

director: Alejandro Amenábar

composer: Alejandro Amenábar
With: Karra Elejalde, Eduard Fernández, Santi Prego, a.o.

duration: 107 minutes
Historical, Biography

Focus on Spanish Cinema

When the revered author, Miguel de Unamuno, shows public support for the Spanish coup, he loses his position at the University of Salamanca. Meanwhile Spain's infamous dictator General Francisco Franco gains power. When Franco's followers imprison a group of Unamuno's colleagues on charges of affiliation, the author is determined to pay Franco a visit and fight for his friends' and country's freedom.


director: Alejandro Amenábar
composer: Alejandro Amenábar
producer: Alejandro Amenábar, Fernando Bovaira, Hugo Sigman, Domingo Corral
screenplay: Alejandro Amenábar, Alejandro Hernández
Editor: Carolina Martínez Urbina
Cinematography: Alex Catalán

production company: Mod Producciones

More info

dialogue: Spanish
subtitles: Dutch/Eng subt.
Country: Spain - Argentina
year: 2019


ALEJANDRO AMENABAR (1972): Himenóptero (Short - 1992), Luna (Short - 1995), Thesis (1996), Abre los ojos (1997), The Others (2001), Mar adentro (2004), Agora (2009), Nancys Rubias: Me encanta (I Love It) (Video - 2013), Regression (2005), Vale (short - 2015), Regression (2015), Danielle (Short, 2017), While at War (2019).

Technical Specs

format: DCP

Other festival films by director Alejandro Amenábar

2001:The Others
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