A group of teenagers get together to investigate and debate one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. The year is 2021, the place is Brunete. There, more than eighty years ago, in 1937, people who were their age at the time fought and died. If the critical transmission of history to new generations is one of the great unresolved issues in our society, Un cielo impasible does its best to expose and remedy this deficiency, showing an open and restless image of the new adolescence, far removed from all clichés. In addition to its committed stance, this exploration of battle scars proves that drones can also be used in creative and relevant ways. (SdB)
Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijón 2021 - Tierres en trance
MiradasDoc 2022 - National Competition
PlayDoc 2022 - Galicia Competition
David Varela (Madrid, 1972) is a filmmaker and programmer, responsible for the DOCMA Documentary Film Association. As a filmmaker, he has directed Banaras Me (2010) and Freedom to Kill the Other's Children (2016), which premiered at several festivals. He was also artistic co-director of Documenta Madrid between 2017 and 2019.