40 years after the death of Franco, descendants of the victims of the dictatorship are still fighting for justice. A gripping film, which has actually made a difference.
With Pedro Almodovár as its executive producer, the Spanish 'The Silence of Others' has been flooded with awards and has won the hearts of audiences for its poignant, poetic and humanistic depiction of the long journey towards justice in a young democracy, which is still fragmented. Over forty years after Franco's death, the descendants of the victims of the fascist regime are still fighting for an official judicial process to deal with the crimes of the past, and with the people who committed them and were collectively acquitted in 1977. The descendants and perpetrators today live side by side, and the families of the dead and missing have to hear the Spanish prince saying on television that they must get used to the idea of only looking forward. However, as a tale of hope that is followed by action, there is light at the end of the tunnel. With a silent power, 'The Silence of Others' (which was shot over no less than six years) depicts how a popular movement succeeded in changing the course of history before it's too late.