Winnipeg, el barco de la esperanza

2023

At the end of the Spanish Civil War, almost half a million people migrated for fear of reprisals to France. A hundred thousand of them were children. The French Government, overwhelmed by the human avalanche, put them in improvised refugee camps. Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, former consul in Spain before the war, convinced the President of Chile to save more than two thousand refugees. The film tells the story of Julia, a little girl that escaped Barcelona with her father, a young widower. They embarked on the Winnipeg, a ship chartered by Neruda. That saved them from a dark future in Europe. Now, she is “a daughter of Neruda”, as the descendants of the 2,200 refugees call themselves.

Winnipeg, el barco de la esperanza

Summary

At the end of the Spanish Civil War, almost half a million people migrated for fear of reprisals to France. A hundred thousand of them were children. The French Government, overwhelmed by the human avalanche, put them in improvised refugee camps. Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, former consul in Spain before the war, convinced the President of Chile to save more than two thousand refugees. The film tells the story of Julia, a little girl that escaped Barcelona with her father, a young widower. They embarked on the Winnipeg, a ship chartered by Neruda. That saved them from a dark future in Europe. Now, she is “a daughter of Neruda”, as the descendants of the 2,200 refugees call themselves.

Credits

Directors

Elio Quiroga
Beñat Beitia

Original idea

Laura Martel

Script

Laura Martel
Elio Quiroga
Beñat Beitia

Executive producers

Ricardo Ramón
Toni Marin Vila
Marianne Mayer-Beckh
Martine Vidalenc
Emmanuel Quillet

Producers

Ricardo Ramón (DIBULITOON, Spain)
Toni Marin Vila (LA BALLESTA, Spain)
Marianne Mayer-Beckh (EL OTRO FILM, Chile)
Martine Vidalenc (MIDRALGAR, France)

Head of Production

Jone Landaluze

Composer

Diego Navarro

Art director

Beñat Beitia

Animation director

Simón Ramírez Vera

Animation supervisor

Bernardita Ojeda

Character designer

Aritz Trueba

Director of Photography

Jimmy Audoin

Editor

Véronique Lagoarde-Ségot

VFX supervisor

Jean-Julien Pous

Sound designer

Cristian Cosgrove

Voice recording

Dani Zacarías

details

TypeDescription
Duration80'
GenreFamily historical drama
Original versionCatalan, Spanish and French
Format2.35:1 / animation 2D and 3D / 4K