Francisco Rodríguez and David Lara
Dacsa Produccions, La Marea Films, Sateco Documentalia
January 13, 2010
Miguel Hernández was born in Orihuela (Alicante) in 1910, and is remembered for his simple poetry, but charged with emotion. His work and his life trajectory tell us about the imperious poetic and creative need of a man who did not renounce his passion, despite the adversities. From his humble and restrictive childhood, he made use of his good friends so as not to abandon reading. He traveled to Madrid on several occasions, with great effort and even greater concerns, to spread the style of great authors.
He met José María Cossío, García Lorca, Pablo Neruda and Vicente Aleixandre, but nothing would mark his vital and aesthetic evolution more than the theme of love that would move from the divine to the human, when he met Josefina Manresa. Committed to the events in the country from 1936 to 1939, he found himself in need of writing propaganda poetry. The saddest experiences, such as the death of his first child, or the hardships of the civil war would leave us legacies as deep as 'Nanas de la cebolla'. True to his militant past, he refused to join the new regime, and died in prison in 1942, after a long moral and physical hardship aggravated by tuberculosis, at only 32 years of age.
In co-production with Televisión Española.
Director Francisco Rodríguez and David Lara
Executive Producer Lourdes Sánchez Serrano, Javier Fernández Moratalla, Xavier Crespo
Executive producer TVE Andrés Luque
Screenplay Javier Fernández Moratalla, Francisco Rodríguez, Jesucristo Riquelme
Director of photography Federico Ribes, Andrés Torres
First AD Asís González Ayerbe
Assistant camera Guillermo Vázquez, Luis Alberto Llanos
Production assistant Emiliano Otegui, Javier Tirado
Editing Javier Soler
Editing assistant Beatriz García Espiñeira
Narration José Ángel de Juanes
Music Zeltia Montes, Emilio de Diego y Víctor Martín
Documentalists Eva Moral, Javier Moral
Con la colaboración de los Herederos de Miguel Hernández y Centenario Miguel Hernández s.l.
Interviewees Jesucristo Riquelme, Aitor Larrabide, José Luis Ferris, Carmen Alemany, José Carlos Rovira, Vicente Ramos, José Aldomar, Vicente Aleixandre, Enrique Cerdán Tato, Josefina Manresa, Elvira Hernández, Luis Fábregat, Rafael Alberti.