Guernika (2016)


Guernica (Spanish/Basque: Gernika) is a 2016 Spanish-British-American war romance drama film directed by Koldo Serra, starring James D’Arcy, María Valverde and Jack Davenport. It is the first feature film made about the 1937 bombing of Guernica.


The film centres on an American journalist (D’Arcy) covering the Spanish Civil War and the bombing of Guernica who falls in love with a censor (Valverde) for the Spanish Republican government. The journalist’s character is loosely based on George Steer, a British reporter who covered the war and bombing for the UK media, as well as Ernest Hemingway and Robert Capa.


  • James D’Arcy as Henry.
  • María Valverde as Teresa.
  • Jack Davenport as Vasyl.
  • Ingrid García Jonsson as Marta.
  • Álex García as Marco.
  • Bárbara Goenaga as Carmen.
  • Joachim Paul Assböck as Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen.
  • Burn Gorman as Consul.
  • Markus Oberhauser as Captain.


Filming took place in the summer of 2015 in and around Bilbao.


The film premiered at the Málaga Film Festival on 26 April 2016, the 79th anniversary of the bombing of Guernica.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Koldo Serra.
  • Producer(s):
    • José Alba … producer (as Jose Alba).
    • Guadalupe Balaguer Trelles … line producer.
    • Raúl Bernabé … associate producer.
    • Carlos Clavijo Cobos … co-producer.
    • Barney Cohen … executive producer.
    • Michael Cowan … executive producer.
    • Daniel Marc Dreifuss … producer (as Daniel Dreifuss).
    • Ángel Durández … associate producer (as Ángel Durández Adeva).
    • Elena Gozalo … delegate producer: ETB.
    • Nahikari Ipiña … co-producer.
    • Orlando Pedregosa … associate producer.
  • Writer(s):
    • Barney Cohen … (writer).
    • Carlos Clavijo Cobos … (writer).
    • José Alba … (story) (uncredited).
    • Daniel Marc Dreifuss … (story) (uncredited).
  • Music:
    • Fernando Velaquez.
  • Cinematography:
    • Unax Media … director of photography.
  • Editor(s):
    • Jose Manuel Jimenez.
  • Production:
    • Pecado Films.
    • Travis Producciones (in coproduction with).
    • Sayaka Producciones Audiovisuales (in coproduction with).
    • Gernika The Movie (in coproduction with).
    • Anima Pictures (in association with).
  • Distributor(s):
    • Betta Pictures (2016) (Spain) (theatrical).
    • Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) (2016) (World-wide) (theatrical).
    • Sony Pictures Entertainment (2016) (Japan) (DVD).
    • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2016) (Germany) (DVD).
    • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2016) (USA) (DVD).
  • Release Date: 26 April 2016 (Malaga Film Festival, Spain).
  • Running time: 110 minutes.
  • Rating: 15.
  • Country: UK & US.
  • Language: English.

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