Under the shadow of the cross. 2012 / 74 min.
Not far from Madrid there is the Valle de los Caidos, a memorial conceived by dictator Francisco Franco in the Fifties. This site is still today the symbol of an unresolved conflict within Spanish society. Under the cross lie 35,000 victims of the Spanish Civil War, while approximately 50 children study in the nearby boarding school: they receive an education that desperately tries to resist the drift towards secularism and scientism of contemporary Spain and of global society.
Premiered at 36th Sao Paulo International Film Festival and at 53th Festival dei Popoli. Best documentary at 16th Malaga Film Festival and finalist in the Doc/it award for the best italian documentary of 2013.