Person - Bellsolell, Joan Baptista (1919-2008)

Bellsolell, Joan Baptista (1919-2008)




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Fechas de existencia:

Mataró (Barcelona, España)  1919-11-06 - Mataró (Barcelona, España)  2008-04-27


Joan Baptista was a Spanish film director and poducer.

At the age of 17 he joined the Spanish Republican Army during Civil War. He exiled in France, where was at Septfonds concentration camp. Later on, he settled in Montpellier, where he studied Philosophy (1940-1942). Between 1942 and 1949 he tried to reorganize the anti-Franco resistance in Barcelona with socialist leader Josep Pallach. He studied at the Art of Film-making High School with George Sadoul. He worked in the Centre of Employers and Enterprises providing Public services (Brussels) within the european movement through the european film-making bureau. His first documentary was "Jeunesse européene" (1952). The most usual subject in his works was the repression, communism, the republic, socialism or the USSR. Around 1968 he tried to found the company Andorra Productions in order to carry out script projects with Salvador Dalí. His most famous movie was "El mundo de Pau Casals" (1973). Other famous movies are "Vienne" (1952) and "La Flamme de la brique" (1955).

He died the 27th April 2008 in Mataró at the age of 88.

Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939

Description: Participó en el ejército republicano durante la Guerra Civil Española.

Date of the event: 1936 - 1939



Lugar de Llegada:

Francia  Obs.:  Exilio

Lugar de Nacimiento:

Mataró (Barcelona, España) in 1919-11-06

Lugar de Defunción:

Mataró (Barcelona, España) in 2008-04-27

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Pallach, Josep (1920-1977)  ( Es colega/ amigo de; Belsolell fue mano derecha de Pallach, participando en la creación del Partido Socialista de Cataluña-Reagrupament )

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