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Land and Freedom

Production Crew

Director:Ken Loach

Producer: Rebecca O'Brien

Screenplay by: Jim Allen

Music by: George Fenton

Cinematography by: Barry Ackroyd

Editor: Jonathan Morris

Production Design: Martin Johnson


David Carr: Ian Hart

Blanca: Rosana Pastor

Maite: Icíar Bollaín

Lawrence: Tom Gilroy

Vidal: Marc Martinez

Bernard: Frédéric Pierrot

Press Kit

Best Film, European Film Awards 1995


1936. David an unemployed young man, leaves Liverpool to join the fight against Fascism in the early days of the Spanish Civil War. He joins an international section of the Republican Militia on the Aragon front where he experiences the trials and anguish of the war.

Wounded, he convalesces in Barcelona and is caught in the conflict on the Republican side between the Communist Party and his revolutionary comrades in the militia.

The resolution of this conflict and David's return to the front may seem tragic but his belief in the possibility of revolutionary change is unshaken. His story is revealed only after his death, sixty years later, in letters discovered by his granddaughter.