February 1939. Spanish republicans are fleeing from Franco’s dictatorship to France. The French government imprisons refugees in concentration camps, with barely any access to water and food. In one of these camps, two men will become friends: a guard and Josep Bartoli (Barcelona 1910 – NYC 1995), an illustrator who fights against Franco’s regime.
Josep is the debut feature film by the press cartoonist Aurel. It skillfully mixes personal stories and history in a powerful narrative, composed of magnificent and animated illustrations, which shows the healing power of Aurel's drawing.