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The Mexican Suitcase


Technical details

  • Year: 2010

  • Premier date: 11-11-2011

  • Type: Documentary - Feature Film

  • Genre: Documentary

  • Audience: General Audiences

  • Runtime: 89.00 '

  • Original version: English , Spanish , Catalan

  • Subtitled versions: English , Spanish , Catalan

  • Format: Colour, HD, Digital 5.1,

  • Status: Released

  • Web:

With the support of

  • ICAA (Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales)

  • Ibermedia Co-production

  • Foprocine


The Mexican Suitcase tells the story of the recovery of 4,500 negatives taken by renowned photographers, Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and David 'Chim' Seymour during the Spanish Civil War, which were recovered 70 years later in a closet in Mexico City. The Mexican Suitcase looks at the journey of these negatives from France to Mexico and their survival. This film is a braid consisting of three narratives: the story of the suitcase, the role Mexico played during the Spanish Civil War and its unique support for the Republic, and looks at how Spain reflects today on its own past, thirty years after Transition.


Sevilla Festival de Cine 100% Europeo 2011

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Donostia Zinemaldia - Festival de San Sebastian 2011

Spain - San Sebastián

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Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2011

Czech Republic - Karlovy Vary

01/07/2011 - 09/07/2011