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Juegos de Guerra Reviews

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Harlequin68
Super Reviewer
½ January 4, 2007
[font=Century Gothic]"Libertarias" takes place towards the beginning of the Spanish Civil War in 1936 when the Church is a popular target of the people's ire; and its very nervous rank and file are fleeing. A nun, Maria(Ariadna Gil), has a long way to go to her home village of Saragossa but first finds sanctuary in a brothel which is soon liberated by a Free Woman militia led by Pilar(Ana Belen). After which, they all travel to Barcelona, hoping to fight on the front lines, instead of performing the menial tasks usually relegated to women.[/font]

[font=Century Gothic]"Libertarias" is a rousing testament to those who fought in the Spanish Civil War, especially the women who were fighting for their new freedom. Throughout, the idea of freedom is explored thoroughly, especially for Maria, who is finding it an intriguing concept. And I especially liked how accurately anarchism was portrayed. But remember that civil wars are vicious, even if the ideals involved are valid.[/font]
½ July 8, 2010
This is one of only a few movies which catches the true spirit of Spanish Anarchism, and it does so not through the experiences of men, but of the women who find themselves fighting not only against the fascism of Franco but against the prejudices that exist within their own ranks.
Harlequin68
Super Reviewer
½ January 4, 2007
[font=Century Gothic]"Libertarias" takes place towards the beginning of the Spanish Civil War in 1936 when the Church is a popular target of the people's ire; and its very nervous rank and file are fleeing. A nun, Maria(Ariadna Gil), has a long way to go to her home village of Saragossa but first finds sanctuary in a brothel which is soon liberated by a Free Woman militia led by Pilar(Ana Belen). After which, they all travel to Barcelona, hoping to fight on the front lines, instead of performing the menial tasks usually relegated to women.[/font]

[font=Century Gothic]"Libertarias" is a rousing testament to those who fought in the Spanish Civil War, especially the women who were fighting for their new freedom. Throughout, the idea of freedom is explored thoroughly, especially for Maria, who is finding it an intriguing concept. And I especially liked how accurately anarchism was portrayed. But remember that civil wars are vicious, even if the ideals involved are valid.[/font]
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