Synopsis: February 1939. Spanish republicans are fleeing Franco’s dictatorship to France. The French government built concentration camps, confining the refugees, where they barely have access to hygiene, water and food. In one of these camps, separated by barbed wire, two men will become friends. One is a guard, the other is Josep Bartoli, an illustrator who fights against Franco’s regime.
Director’s Biography: Aurel is a French illustrator born in 1980. He is working as a press illustrator for the national daily Le Monde and the satirical weekly Le Canard Enchaîné. He has also worked on numerous graphic reports for various French newspapers. As a cartoonist, Aurel has published around twenty books, including two non-fiction comics, Clandestino and La Menuiserie. In 2011, he co-directed with Florence Corre his first animated short film, “Octobre Noir”. “Josep” is his first feature film.