Memories of a Future
This film is a view of the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939 born of a collaboration between two filmmakers- one Spanish, one British. From their different perspectives both are preoccupied with the question 'What does the history mean now, if anything?' Their story revolves around a visit made in 2006 by a party from Britain, to mark the 70th anniversary of the formation of the International Brigades, foreign units in the Republican army. The highlight was a walk over the Pyrenees from France to Spain, following one of the paths the volunteers took in secret, at night when the frontier was closed. Around this event, the filmmakers weave a reflection on the past, the memory of the past and the present in which it is remembered.