Born in 1935, Mario Camus lived his childhood in the
middle of a cold post-war. As a matter of fact, Los días del pasado makes lots of references to the filmmaker’s childhood. For
instance, his relationship with an unknown South of the country, as the
director was born in Santander, or even the reference to people of the same village
in which the film was shot.
films such as Los días del pasado marked a turning-point in Camus’ career as it
brought its director prestige due to its expressive strength and his approach to
post-war, through which he finally brought the flip side of Spain’s collective