Film sheds new light on Falklands war 24 years on
27 January 2006, MADRID — Twenty-four years after the war ended, a new film about the Falklands conflict is to open at cinemas across Spain.
27 January 2006
MADRID — Twenty-four years after the war ended, a new film about the Falklands conflict is to open at cinemas across Spain.
Illuminados por el fuego (Illuminated by the fire), directed by Argentinean Tristan Bauer, tells the story of the short-lived war between Argentina and Britain in 1982 over the tiny south Atlantic islands.
Relating the story from the Argentinean perspective, it tells how 300 veterans of the war committed suicide following their defeat.
The film is based on the book 'Malvinas, diario del regreso' (Falklands, diary of the return) by Edgado Esteban.
Bauer said: "When I read the text by Esteban, I knew that there was a film there.
"The story encapsulated the feelings of any young person who finds himself forced to take part in a war at the age of 18."
Tumbledown, an earlier film starring Colin Firth, had told the story of how a British lieutenant was shunned by former colleagues after becoming seriously wounded and complaining of his treatment at the hands of the authorities.
Illuminados por el fuego is on at cinemas across Spain from 27 January.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news