Costa Rica Entertainment – The Costa Rican film “1948,” a new documentary by Andrés Heidenreich, shows the civil war from critical eyes. It commemorates the 70th anniversary of the armed conflict. It premiered at the end of October at the University of Costa Rica.
You can watch it for free on YouTube. It’s from the same creator of films such as Password and The Lost Region.
The story has never before been told in this way. The interesting part is that it shows very different viewpoints. The three versions of the confrontation are from the figueristas, calderonistas and comunistas. The film avoids bias towards any side. The men who carry the voice of the sides in the film are José María Figueres Olsen for the figueristas, Rafael Ángel Calderón Fournier for the calderonistas, and Manuel Mora Salas for the comunistas. The former president, Rafael Ángel Calderón Fournier, is also part of the documentary.
The film lets the audience members see contradictions in what happened and judge for themselves. It generates a kaleidoscope of ideas and feelings.
Aside from seeing the war from so many angles, the piece brings us impressive audiovisuals. It contains an exhibition of historical images that were once rescued by the Film Center.