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Bucharest, memory lost

Feature documentary | 89' | 2008 | Spain

Director: Albert Solé
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Work done in BAUSAN FILMS


“Bucharest, memory lost” is a documentary about memory. It narrates the personal quest of Albert (a journalist born in exile in 1962) who want to rediscover his roots, framed by a double exile. His father, the Spanish politician Jordi Solé Tura, one of the ‘Fathers’ of the Spanish Constitution, lived in exile because of his anti-Franco militancy towards the end of the 1950s. Now, Jordi has begun a new internal exile, this time without the possibility of returning: he is fight against Alzheimer’s. His memory is fading more and more each day. This documentary tries to retrieve the memories of these peculiar lives, in which historical figures such as Santiago Carrillo, Jorge Semprún, Manuel Fraga or Jordi Pujol appear, along with lesser known stories about the fight against the Franco regime and the Cold War. For Albert, many of these experiences are vague childhood memories. He travels from one exile to another trying to piece together his family’s memory, his own memory.


CinEspaña Int. Film Festival Toulouse, Competition section, France, 2008.
Málaga Spanish FIlm Festival 2008, Spain.
DOCLISBOA Int. Film Festival 2009, special sections. Portugal.

CMCA. Marseille, France. 2009.
EXTREMA DOCS, Documentary Festival from Extremadura 2009, Spain.
V INQUET, Film Festival in Valencia. Spain. 2009.
5th London Spanish Film Festival, Catalan Film Section 2009, U.K.
DIFFÉRENT2 Festival 2009. Instituto Cervantes Paris, France.
3rd Festival of the Memory in Tepoztlan, Official section "Memory" Iberoamerican documentary 2009, Mexico.
EDOC Documentary Festival Ecuador 2009, Panorama of the World section, Ecuador.
Cartagena International Film Festival 2009, Latin American Competition. Colombia.
Nantes Spanish Film Festival 2009, Catalan Cinema Section. France.
Món.doc International Documentary Festival of Montaverner Valencia 2008, Spain.
Memoriaimage Int. Film Festival 2008, Competition section. Reus, Spain.
Miradas Docs, Tenerife International Film Festival 2008. Competition section, Tenerife, Spain.
Jaen International Documentary Festival 2008. Spain.
DOCSBarcelona 2008. Barcelona, Spain.
DocumentaMadrid Int. Docmentary Festival 2008. Competition section. Spain.


GOYA AWARD 2009 "Best Documentary film" awarded by the Film Academy, Spain.
GAUDI AWARDS 2009 "Best Documentary film" awarded by the Catalan Film Academy.
AWARDS "MemorY" 14th International Award for Documentary Feature Mediterranean, CMCA. Marseille, France, 2009.

Nominated PRIX EUROPE for TV Documentary section 2009, Berlin. Germany.
Award "Best Screenplay" and "Best Editing" 3rd Festival of Memory 2009, Tepoztlan, Mexico.
Special Award "TIRANT", XI International Festival TIRANT, Valencia 2009, Spain.
Award "BEST DIRECTION" Memorimage Festival 2008, Spain.
RAICES Award for "Best Documentary" Cinespaña Toulouse Film Festival 2008. France.