Libertarias Poster

Release Date: 1996

DVD Release Date: December 21st, 2004

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary
At the outset of the Spanish Civil War, pious young nun Maria (Ariadna Gil) is forced to hide in a local brothel. There, Maria befriends scrappy prostitute Charo (Loles León) and also Pilar (Ana Belén), an activist who recruits both women to become the newest members of Mujeres Libres, an anarcha-feminist group. As the Mujeres Libres march into battle, Maria -- a quiet woman used to the calm solace of the convent -- emboldens herself for the bloody chaos of the front lines.

Cast: Ana Belen, Victoria Abril, Ariadna Gil, Lolas León, Laura Mana, Jorge Sanz, Miguel Bosé, Blanca Apilánez

Director: Vicente Aranda

Genres: Historical drama, War

Production Co: Lolafilms S.A.

Keywords: Underdog, Amusing, Quest, 1930s, Melodramatic