SYNOPSIS

Aragón Front, 1937. Lluís (Marcel Borràs), a young republican officer temporarily assigned to an inactive post, meets an enigmatic widow and falls in love with her. Carlana (Núria Prims) tricks him into falsifying a document that makes her the Lady of the manor.

Lluís’ best friend, Soleràs (Oriol Pla), a demoted officer, discovers the fraud and in exchange for his silence demands that Lluís take his son and wife, with whom Soleràs is secretly in love, away from the bombings in Barcelona.

When Trini (Bruna Cusí) arrives in the village it doesn’t take her long to discover Lluís’ betrayal and a “state of war” is established between them that will shake their moral foundations to the core.

A FILM THAT EXAMINES THE INTENSITY OF HUMAN PASSION AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF WAR.

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SCREENPLAY Coral Cruz and Agustí Villaronga, based on the novel UNCERTAIN GLORY, by Joan Sales

DIRECTOR Agustí Villaronga

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Isona Passola

PRODUCER Aleix Castellón

TVC DELEGATE PRODUCER Elisa Plaza

DELEGATE PRODUCER Alba Forn

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Josep M. Civit, AEC

ART DIRECTOR Ana Alvargonzález

COSTUME DESIGNER Mercè Paloma

MAKE-UP AND HAIR ARTIST Alma Casal

EDITING Raúl Román

SOUND Xavier Mas, Fernando Novillo i Ricard Galcerán

MUSIC
 Marcus JGR

VISUAL EFFECTS
 Bernat Aragonès

FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Manel Martínez

CASTING Pep Armengol

THE NOVEL

Joan Sales was not only one of the most relevant writers of Catalan literature but also one of the strongest proponents of the language. During the war he was stationed in Madrid, Aragon and Catalonia, where he served as an infantry commander of the Republican Army. During 1939, he managed to survive in various concentration camps in France. It was not until 1948, after years of roaming the world that he returned to Catalonia to publish everything he could in Catalan.

In 1954 he embarked upon the adventure of writing “what he knew about” and the result was UNCERTAIN GLORY, a novel that was destined to be heard through the eyes and read from the voice of experience. It tells the story of the people we don’t read about in the history books, those who are defeated by things other than war. The desperation of a generation, a country. A call to understand what a battle really is.

UNCERTAIN GLORY was one of the most important narrative voices of the post-war period in Catalonia, helping to explain more clearly through words what others could not.

Translated into French, German, Dutch and English, this work by Joan Sales’ was recently listed by The Economist as one of the top ten fiction novels.

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