In the early years of Franco's dictatorship, a family of farmers moves to Madrid to escape the hardships of rural life only to have their dreams obliterated by a society that forces them to choose between delinquency and starvation.
Spanish cinema in the fifties was plagued by a plethora of filmic Falangist heroes and folkloric stars. Using neo-realist techniques, Surcos
counteracted the official trend, presenting a brave and vivid testimony of a country plunged into economic and spiritual misery. Selected by Pedro Almodóvar.