Che Guevara, Beyond the Legend

Directed Tancrède Ramonet
Produced by Temps Noir (Sara Brucker,
Martin Laurent & Tancrède Ramonet)

Broadcasters: France Télévisions, RTS, RTBF
Support: Procirep Angoa, CNC

International sales : ARTE Sales

52′ – 2017

Best Director – Rijeka History Film Festival 2018 (Croatia)

Selected in Havana Film Festival 2018 (Cuba)
Selected in FIGRA, Terre(s) d’Histoire 2017 (France)

50 years after his death, embark on a journey to deconstruct the heroic guerillero’s myth. With on-camera testimonies, previously unseen documents and little-known archive footage, this is the story of a man trapped by his own legend. From his hagiographies to his caricatures, Che was the main author behind his own legend. Cinema-lover, writer, photographer, he continually staged his life to build the myth that would survive him. Casting a spotlight on his family, his work or his fights, he became one of the leading figures of Revolution across the globe. He even exposed his own darker side himself. From battle dress to shaggy beard and Cuban cigar on his lips, he forged the image of the noble if grimy guerillero. He seized his own image of a firebrand ready to plunge the world in fire.