Spain in Two Trenches: The Civil War in Color

Francesc Escribano, Luis Carrizo | Documentary

2016 | 96 minutes | Spain

The extraordinary and moving story of the convulsive years of the Spanish Civil War (1935-1939) is explained as never seen before thanks to the coloring and restoration of 150,000 frames.


The extraordinary and moving story of the convulsive years of the Spanish Civil War (1935-1939) is explained as never seen before. Thanks to the latest digital techniques, this first-of-its-kind production in Spain has restored and colored over 150,000 spectacular frames and sequences in order to depict the great tragedy to take place in Spain. It was three years of fighting, destruction and death, which transformed the country forever and led up to the Second World War.


"A necessary proposition about one of the main events that mark the history of Spain." — Astrid Meseguer, La Vanguardia

"A documentary that reviews each event, from the previous months to the start of the war to its final declaration. A film that should be added to every school in the country to be able to see, in color, what happened." — Javier Zurro, El Español

"The result is spectacular, and the point of view used to narrate the struggle establishes a necessary distance with the images so that the voice that chronologically describes the events in an even and expert manner. " — Sergio F. Pinalla, Cinemanía

Main credits

Escribano, Francesc (film director)
Carrizo, Luis (film director)
Montalà, Mercè (narrator)
Lucas, Manel (screenwriter)

Other credits

Editor, Isaac Bergadà; music, Israel Marco.

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DIRECTOR: Francesc Escribano, Luis Carrizo


YEAR: 2016

GENRE: Documentary

LANGUAGE: English; Spanish

COLOR / B&W: Color

GRADE LEVEL: High School, College, Adults



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