Rafael Gil

Rafael Gil – La guerra de Dios AKA I Was a Parish Priest (1953)

A new religious film with Claude Laydu, the bressonian county priest.
A young priest is assigned to a poor mining parish. There he will try by all means to end, through the Gospel, the justified rancor of the miners, who live in a bleeding situation of misery and social injustice. (FILMAFFINITY) Read More »

Rafael Gil – Don Quijote de la Mancha (1947)

The first sound film version in Spanish of the great classic novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. A huge undertaking for Spanish cinema in its day, it was the longest film version of the novel up to that time, and very likely the most faithful, reverently following the book in its dialogue and order of episodes. Read More »

Rafael Gil – Mare nostrum (1948)


Rafael Gil directed a number of films during the ’40s and ’50s. He started out co-directing three films with Gonzalo Memedez Pidal, and in 1941 he made his solo directorial debut with El Hombre Que Se Quiso Matar. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi Read More »