Dark Star Pictures has announced a June 4th, 2019 digital release for the Spanish Civil War whimsical dark-comedy The Bastards’ Fig Tree, directed by Ana Murugarren.
The genre-meshing film promises "a fresh, magical exploration of the horrors of the Spanish Civil War, showing both the brutality of war and its ability to inspire hope and change in a broken society."
In the film,
"Near the end of the Spanish War, a “trigger happy” fascist soldier turns into a hermit and gets caught up in the care of a fig tree after the look in a ten year old child’s eyes, son of one of his victims, awakes in him the certainty that the kid will kill him as soon as he reaches sixteen years of age."
Murugarren wrote the script, which is based on Ramiro Pinilla's novel of the same name. Karra Elejalde, Pepa Aniorte, and Carlos Areces star.