‘TO SAY GOODBYE is a powerful and inspirational film about the loss of childhood, the stripping away of identity and, ultimately, the hope of reconciliation, all set against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War.
Through innovative animation, the film tells the story of the 4000 Basque children evacuated to the United Kingdom in 1937. Forced to bid a hurried farewell to their parents, these children were told they would only be in the UK for three months. 75 years later, some are still there, forever separated from their parents and their homeland, their families torn apart and their childhood destroyed by a brutal and bloody conflict.
Through the voices of 14 of these children, now in their 80s and 90s, this tragic episode in history is revealed in a stunning animated documentary that is profound, unexpected and uplifting.’
Spanish Film Festival 2013
Monday, 30 September, 8.30pm
Ciné Lumière, 17 Queensberry Place, London SW7 2DT
T: 020 7871 3515