Las Variaciones Guernica


A film by Guillermo G. Peydró

Music: Samuel Andreyev

Shot in Madrid

Spanish and English versions

Year 2012




























Best Documentary Award


Picasso's "Guernica" is the image of a brutal attack on unarmed civilians to demoralize and subjugate a whole population. This changed the "rules" of the traditional war and opened a new scenario: targeting civilians became a priority to anyone looking for political aims, from every ideology, external or internal enemies, or even the governments. A reading of the painting from the present must take this into consideration: Picasso's intuition to guess in that action a turning point that ushered in today's use of terror against the civilians.


SCREENINGS (selection)

  • Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid. June 22 & 23rd, 2017
  • Cinematek, Brussels. June 7th, 2017
  • Cervantes Institut, Utrecht, Netherlands. Remembrance Day (Dodenherdenking). May 4th, 2017
  • Louvre Museum, Paris – Journées Internationales du Film sur l'Art (JIFA). January 19th, 2017
  • El Born, Center of Culture and Memory, Barcelona. "The Use of War 80 Years After: Conflict, Representation and Legacy". April 26th, 2016.
  • "Guernica on screen". Program "Eyes on Spain. Screening the Civil War Memories". Open Society Archives, with the International Center of Photography (New York) and the Spanish Embassy in Budapest. Budapest, Hungary, January 27th, 2016.
  • Haroldo Conti Memory Cultural Center, Buenos Aires. Night of the Museums. November 23rd, 2014.
  • Casa Encendida, Madrid, November 20th, 2014.
  • Hagada Hasmalit (Rive Gauche) Cultural Center, Tel Aviv, Israel, September 9th, 2014.
  • Bard College (Bard, NY), March 18th, 2014.
  • LABoral Art Center, Gijón. February 14th, 2014.
  • CSIC – Screening and conference: "Filming the Guernica, from Flaherty to Saura". CCHS-CSIC, Madrid, November 15th, 2013.
  • New York University’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Presented by Pragda with special support by DOCMA, Documentary Cinema Association, October 19th, 2013.
  • Contemporary Art Museum, León (MUSAC). “Spanish Revolution?” Program by DOCMA, Documentary Cinema Association. October 2nd, 2013
  • Cineteca, Madrid. “Spanish Revolution?” Program by DOCMA, Documentary Cinema Association. May 15th, 2013
  • Uruguay International Short Film Festival (FICU) 2013 – Best Documentary Award
  • Documenta Madrid Film Festival 2012 – Official Selection. World Premiere.



Caimán Cuadernos de Cine nº27: Todavía es primavera. El reflejo del 15M en el audiovisual contemporáneo. Mayo 2014, pp.60-63. Covadonga G. Lahera

Guernica. Un tableau au cinéma/Guernica. Un cuadro en el cine. Gisèle Breteau Skira, Antonio Pareja Editor, 2016

Guernica, un icono de ida y vuelta. By Alberto Berzosa (2018)




TEDxMadrid – conference on the film

Interview at MUSAC Contemporary Art Museum, Spain

Carta Blanca a Guillermo G. Peydró. Interview by Pablo Useros, Master VideoLab, Madrid, october 2014

Interview at La Casa Encendida. TVE2, 29th November 2014.