Soldados de Salamina
Days later I found that I could not keep my mind off the meeting of those two men in the forest, the intense look that they exchange, and the young soldier's decision. Days went by and I could still see their expressions and feel the effects of the mood that fills the book.
I do not believe that novels can be made into films. What you turn into a film is the novel's story, its emotions, its events. But not the novel. The novel will always be something else, untouchable by any adaptation. The novel always remains the same, and the film neither ruins nor improves it. lt was there before and it will be there afterwards. Perhaps that is why adaptations only work if they provide a different perspective, if they manage to be as independent as the original work. The film presents a personal reading of the novel, but above all it is a film, nothing more.
Cast & Crew
Directed by: David Trueba
Written by: David Trueba
Produced by: Andres Vicente Gomez, Cristina Huete
Cinematography: Javier Aguirresarobe
Production Design: Salvador Parra
Costume Design: Lala Huete
Make-Up & Hair: Gregorio Ros, Pepito Juez
Main Cast: Ariadna Gil (Lola), Ramon Fontsere (Rafael Sánchez Mazas), Joan Dalmau (Miralles), María Botto (Conchi)
Nominations and Awards
- Feature Film Selection 2003