TheMadrid film distributor 39 Escalones, directed by Carlos Guerrero,has signed with Jorge Rivera and Jaime Noguera the distribution ofThe Longest War. 39 Escalones, founded in 2011, has since 2015 combined the premiere of independent titles with the re-release in theaters of modern film classics such as The endless story, Pulp Fiction (Miramax), or El padrino, with the co-production and distribution of works such as Gora automatikoa, nominated for the last Goya or My beloved monster(Víctor Matellano), prize for the Dissemination of Fantastic at the Isla Calavera Festival.
39 Escalones is an audiovisual distributor that provides content to movie theaters, televisions, digital platforms or titles for the domestic DVD or Blu-ray market. Throughout these years it has distributed blockbuster fiction titles such as Pulp Fiction, The endless story, Blue summer, The Godfather, The promised princess,among other titles, and various documentaries of a social nature such as 30 years of darkness, Born in Syria or What is possible and what is necessary, among others. A few days ago, you bet on The longest war, a documentary feature film that tells the curious story of Huéscar, a Granada municipality that declared war on Denmark after the Napoleonic invasion of Spain (Denmark was an ally of France) and signed peace with the Nordic country 172 years later .
The berlanguian armistice, signed in 1981, gave rise to a special relationship between the aforementioned town and Denmark, which led to the twinning with the Danish city of Kolding and to a series of cultural exchanges that also appear throughout the documentary.
Precisely most, if not all, of the Danish participants in the 1981 peace celebrations traveled at that time from the Costa del Sol – a huge number from Benalmádena – to Huéscar, which led the producers from The Longest War to locate some of them on our coastline. Rivera and Noguera shot some scenes at the Danés Club in Mijas (where a screening will be held for their members on March 8 for the benefit of the Yo Soy TúSocial Dining Room), as well as in Benalmádena.
Malaga will host a presentation of the film next Thursday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Albéniz Cinema. The documentary lasts 65 minutes and after the screening there will be a discussion with the screenwriter Jaime Noguera and the director of the documentary Jorge Rivera. Tickets can be purchased on the Unientradas.es website and the event will be held with the sponsorship of the Danish Embassy in Spain.
The documentary has been sponsored by Turismo Andaluz (Junta de Andalucía), the City Council of the Granada municipality of Huéscar and the City Council of the Danish town of Kolding, as well as by the Association of Municipalities of the Western Costa del Sol. It has been produced by Rivera and Noguera 100% independently.
Among the next places to screen the documentary in Spain are Granada (March 12) and Madrid (April 27) before going on a tour of Denmark, in which the documentary will be screened in different cultural centers in the country, with which It will achieve a significant advertising and promotional impact for the Costa del Sol in an important tourist market such as the Danish one. The longest war can be seen in Rødovre (April 1), Copenhagen (April 2), Solrød (April 3) and Ishøj (April 4) and this tour will conclude in Kolding on April 6 with an official visit from Huéscar and other Spanish authorities.
After this mini-tour of the Scandinavian country, the feature film will begin its tour of international festivals.