The Great Flight
Country: Spain, Chile
Direction: Carolina Astudillo Muñoz
Writer: Carolina Astudillo Muñoz
Editor: Georgia Panagou, Ana Pfaff
Sound: Alejandro Castillo
Music: Diego Mune, Charlie Braesch, Charlie Sid, Claudia Cervenca, Fanny Menegoz, Karsten Hochapfel, Miguel Arcos
Voice Over: Segi Dies, María Cazes
In the early years of the Franco dictatorship, Clara Pueyo Jornet, an active militant in the Communist Party, escapes from Les Corts prison in Barcelona by the front door.
From that moment, she vanishes without a trace. She had been living on the run and she sought to escape from the rigidity of her own party. Her story is also the story of the women of her time and their struggle for freedom in a society that tried to repress them.
Carolina Astudillo Muñoz
Carolina Astudillo (Santiago de Chile, 1975) is a journalist and director based in Barcelona. Holding a Diploma in Film Studies from the Catholic University of Chile and a Master’s Degree in Creative Documentary from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Carolina has developed her work on historical research, documentary creation and writing, using women and historical memory as a reference. In the academic field, she gives documentary, film theory and found footage courses and seminars at Santiago de Chile University, British Chilean University of Culture, La Casa del Cine and the Barcelona Film School. Her documentaries, Of Monsters and Skirts (2008), The Unspeakable (2012) and The Civilization Desire: Notes for the Great Flight (2014) have won awards and been screened at national and international festivals. Her debut, The Great Flight (2014), has been screened at diverse festivals and exhibitions and has won many awards, such as the Silver Biznaga for the Best Documentary Film at the Malaga Festival. She is currently working on the post-production of the full-length film, The Nerv, and the development of the script for Artemisia.