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Sombras en una batalla

Fortnight 1993, Feature film, 1 h 37


South West of the province of Zamora, by the portuguese border, lives a woman named Ana, who is a veterinarian. She has a daughter and a colleague with whom she shares her daily routine. Her permanent mistrust about what surrounds her, her withdrawn nature and her imposed solitude reveal a secret fear, the feeling that the past events have forced her to flee to this desolate landscape, where she lives prisoner of herself. One day, the past emerges when a handsome man comes knocking at her door. Old voices call upon her, recalling long-forgotten feelings, taking her back to this forgotten battle during which she played, year in and year out, the role of a vague shadow no one could have possibly identified.


Mario Camus

Born in Santanderen, he studied cinema and was a teacher. He participated in the writing of two films by Carlos Saura and started directing; he became one of the most important leader of spanish cinema in the 60’s. His films most famous are La Colmena, awarded in Berlin and Les Saints Innocents, awarded in Cannes. He also directed television films and is still working as a screenwriter.

Carmen Maura
Fernando Valverde
Francisco Hernandez
Joaquim de Almeida
Ramon Langa
Sonia Martin

Mario Camus

Manuel Velasco

Julio Recuero

Jose Maria Biurrum

Sébastien Mariné

Set decoration
Rafael Palmero, Carlos Dorremochea

Productin : Cayo Largo Films, Madrid, Espagne Vente à l’étranger : Sogepaq, Madrid, Espagne

Title in Original Version : Des ombres dans la bataille