While at War

While at War

While at War

Set at the very start of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), this historical drama follows writer Miguel de Unamuno who initially supports the military rebellion. However, his hopes for ending the country's political poisons are overshadowed by more violent consequences.

2019Rating: M108 minsSpain, ArgentinaSpanish, English and German with Spanish subtitles
DramaWarHistoricalWorld Cinema

Reviews & comments

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Ambitious in scope, carefully crafted and featuring several fine performances ... But despite the worthy seriousness of its intentions and the parallels with the present it cleverly draws at every turn, the final impression is of dramatic opportunities left unexplored.

Variety

Variety

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This is a worthy enterprise that errs on the side of caution, carrying the slightly stale whiff of awards-bait cinema in which greatness is frequently signaled but inspiration somehow lacking.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

A complex, steady, deeply intelligent film with a chilling resonance today.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Ambitious in scope, carefully crafted and featuring several fine performances ... But despite the worthy seriousness of its intentions and the parallels with the present it cleverly draws at every turn, the final impression is of dramatic opportunities left unexplored.

Variety

Variety

press

This is a worthy enterprise that errs on the side of caution, carrying the slightly stale whiff of awards-bait cinema in which greatness is frequently signaled but inspiration somehow lacking.

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

A complex, steady, deeply intelligent film with a chilling resonance today.

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