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The Mexican Suitcase (La Maleta Mexicana) (2011)

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The story of three lost boxes known as the Mexican Suitcase that were recovered in 2007. The boxes, misplaced in the chaos at the start of WWII, contained many of the Spanish Civil War negatives by the legendary photographer Robert Capa and fellow photographers Gerda Taro and David "Chim" Seymour.

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Ziff's film impresses by adopting multiple distances, from the close-up excavation of mass graves to comparatively disassociated art exhibitions, all augmented by co-producer Michael Nyman's evocative score.

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
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The incredible 2007 discovery of thousands of negatives of the Spanish Civil War (including many by Robert Capa) provides a window into that war's ongoing trauma in this exquisite, if sometimes repetitive, documentary.

Full Review… | August 24, 2011
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