Bucharest, memory lost



Bucharest, Memory Lost is a documentary about memory. It tells the personal quest of Albert, a journalist born in exile in 1962, to rediscover his roots. His father, the Spanish politician Jordi Solé Tura, one of the so-called “fathers” of the Spanish Constitution, lived in exile toward the end of the 1950s for his militant anti-Franco beliefs. Now, Jordi has begun a new internal exile, this time without the possibility of return: a fight against Alzheimer’s. Every day, his memory slips further away. This documentary attempts to recover the memories of these singular lives, intermingling historical figures and lesser-known episodes in the fight against the Franco regime and the Cold War.


Production year: 2008
Country: Spain
Produced by: Bausan Films
Co-produced by: Minimal Films, TVE  and TVC
With the support of: ICEC
With the collaboration of: Barcelona Provincial Council, Mollet del Vallès City Council and Memorial Democràtic


Written & Directed by: Albert Solé
Producers: Loris Omedes, Albert Solé
Production Manager: Davina Breillet
Director of Photography: Ibon Olaskoaga
Film Editor: Ibon Olaskoaga
Sound: Dani Zacarias
Music: David Giró

Technical data

Running time: 80 min
Languages: Spanish, Catalan, French and English
Recording format: Betacam digital
Color/B&N: Color

Nominations and awards

  • Goya Awards, Best Documentary Film, Spanish Academy of Film Arts and Sciences (Spain, 2009)
  • Gaudí Awards, Best Documentary Film, Catalan Film Academy (Spain, 2009)
  • Best Documentary Award, Cinespaña Festival (France, 2008)
  • Best Director Award, Memorimage Festival (Spain, 2008)
  • CMCA Mémorie de la Mediterranée Award for Best Documentary (France, 2008)
  • Tirant Special Prize
  • Best Director Award, Festival of the Memory (Tepoztlán, Mexico, 2009)
  • Best Film Editing Award, Festival of the Memory (Tepoztlán, México, 2009)
  • Special Jury Mention, Inquiet Festival (Spain, 2009)



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