Far from the Trees

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Far from the Trees
Directed by Jacinto Esteva Grew
Release date
  • June 5, 1972 (1972-06-05)
Running time
103 minutes
Language Spanish

Far from the Trees (Spanish: Lejos de los árboles) is a documentary film by Spanish artist and director Jacinto Esteva Grew. Shot in 1963, it was held up for nine years before its release in 1972.[1]

A documentary told as a travelogue and intent on exposing the intense poverty of areas of Spain outside of the touristic eye, Far from the Trees is considered by some a successor to Luis Buñuel's Land Without Bread. As a political statement, the film is a protest to the image of a newly modernized Spain being promoted by Franco.[2]


  1. ^ "Catalan Culture in New York". Catalan. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Clandesti: Forbidden Cinema Under Franco". Pragda. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 

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