The Anarchist's Wife

The Anarchist's Wife (Spanish: La mujer del anarquista) is a 2008 Spanish-Franco-German film directed by Maria Noelle and Peter Sehr [de].[1] It stars María Valverde, Juan Diego Botto and Ivana Baquero.

The Anarchist's Wife
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Film poster
Directed by
  • Marie Noelle
  • Peter Sehr
Written by
Produced by
  • Marie Noelle
  • Norbert Llaras
  • Phillippe Planells
  • Peter Sehr
  • Jordi Rediu
Music byZacarías M. de la Riva
Release dates
  • June 2008 (2008-06) (Munich)
  • 25 October 2008 (2008-10-25) (Seminci)
  • 23 January 2009 (2009-01-23) (Spain)


The plot derives from the experience of a child's parents. Paloma's father, an anarchist, fought in Madrid against Francisco Franco's Nationalists during the Spanish Civil War. He was deported to a concentration camp, then fought for the French Resistance. His wife, with two young children, never gave up hope of seeing him again.



The film screened at the Filmfest München in June 2008, winning the festival's Bernhard Wicki Prize.[4] It also screened at the 53rd Valladolid International Film Festival (Seminci) on 25 October 2008.[5] The film was theatrically released in Spain under the title La mujer del anarquista on 23 January 2019.[3] The German title was Die Frau des Anarchisten.


  1. ^ "Valladolid Intl. Film Festival highlights". Variety. October 17, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c d e Pando, Juan (20 January 2009). "De derrota en derrota". El Mundo.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Toca, Antonio (24 January 2009). "Estrenos de la semana | 23 de enero | Llega la pareja Di Caprio y Winslet". Espinof.
  4. ^ Roxborough, Scott (25 June 2008). "'Anarchist's Wife' wins Munich award". The Hollywood Reporter.
  5. ^ "María Valverde y Juan Diego Botto, matrimonio de cine". El Norte de Castilla. 26 October 2008.

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