This is the first animation feature by French artist Aurel. Josep was selected at Cannes Film Festival 2020.
The Le Monde cartoonist Aurel (Aurélien Froment), now directs an animation feature film (script by Jean-Louis Milesi) on the Spanish Civil War and the artists left behind.
February 1939. Spanish republicans are fleeing Franco’s dictatorship to France. The French government built concentration camps, confining the refugees, where they barely have access to hygiene, water and food. In one of these camps, separated by barbed wire, two men will become friends. One is a guard, the other is Josep Bartoli (Barcelona 1910 – NYC 1995), an illustrator who fights against Franco’s regime.
Watch the trailer for Josep:
Produced by Les Films d’Ici Méditerranée (co-produced by France 3 Cinéma, Imagic Telecom (Spain), Les Films du Poisson Rouge, Lunanime (Belgium), Promenons nous dans les bois, Tchak, Les Fées Spéciales and Effecto,
Josep is released 30 September (France) by Sophie Dulac Distribution. The Party Film Sales handles international sales.