Item Description

Incredible surrealism by Arrabal. Very rare and beautiful.

 

The Guernica Tree

aka – L’abre de Guernica

1975

 

STARRING:

 

MARIANGELA MELATO

RON FABER

COSIMO CINIERI

ROCCO FONTANA

FRANCO RESSEL

 

 

DIRECTED BY:   FERNANDO ARRABAL

 

COLOR - APPROX 110 MINUTES RUN TIME

 

 

THIS IS AN EXCELLENT CONVERSION OF THIS RARE MOVIE.   IT HAS ONLY BEEN AVAILABLE FROM AUSTRALIA.   I CAN SHIP THIS AS A REGION FREE DVD IF YOUR MACHINE CAN READ PAL FORMATS.   IF NOT, I CAN SEND THIS AS A DVD+R OR DVD-R (YOUR CHOICE) THAT WILL PLAY IN MOST MACHINES WORLDWIDE.   PLEASE CHECK YOUR MACHINE AND LET ME KNOW WHICH FORMATS YOU PREFER.

 

THIS IS A VERY RARE MOVIE AND NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES.

 

THIS MOVIE IS IN FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES.

 

NOT FOR EVERYONE, THIS DOES HAVE NUDITY AND SEXUAL SITUATIONS.   THERE ARE MANY SCENES DEALING WITH ANTI-RELIGION THAT MANY WILL FIND OFFENSIVE.   THERE ARE MANY BLOODY SCENES.

 

ARRABAL IS THE MASTER OF SURREALISM.   HE IS THE DIRECTOR THAT BROUGHT I WALK LIKE A CRAZY HORSE.   THIS TIME HE MAKES STATEMENTS AGAINST ORGANIZED RELIGION AND THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR.   THE IMAGES ARE BEAUTIFUL AND DISTURBING AT THE SAME TIME.   THIS HAS LONG TIME BEEN RATED AS ONE OF ARRABAL’S BEST WORKS.

 

SUMMARY: The Spanish Civil War, as experienced by the town of Villa Ramiro. The local count and his Fascist nephews ally with the rebels; the count's son, indifferent to politics at the outset, later makes a choice; the town's teacher, Antonio Garcia, a pacifist, tries not to take sides but to inspire the children with ideas; a beautiful eccentric woman, Vandale, brings leadership and strength to the town; dwarfs long for equality. The fictive story of Villa Ramiro is inter-cut with archival footage of the war itself. The town is near Guernica, and the local Republicans draw inspiration from its freedom tree.

 

THIS WILL BE SHIPPED AS A PLAIN DISC IN AN ENVELOPE.  

 

 

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