A cinéma-du-réel documentary by spanish film-maker Jaime Chávarri about the family of the controversial poet from the generation of '36 Leopoldo Panero.
In 1976, Jaime Chávarri begins the shooting of what was suppos...展开ed to be an illustrated report about the father of the Panero family: Leopoldo Panero. The material turns into the film El Desencanto (The Disenchantment) which will end up being a symbol of the family and of the age and will be considered a cult film by a whole generation. In the first half of El Desencanto, the mother, paradoxically called Felicidad (Happiness), and two of her sons, describe the poet with their memories. Though he does not appear in the film himself, (no pictures, no video excerpts), he is the ghost that haunts this family. In the second half of the film, Leopoldo María Panero, the son, turns into the central axle of the movie. But, along this special, unique, and decadent family portrait is the burden of an age that is wearing out. The last bits of the Franco times can be seen through the evocation of old glory of the man who was one of Franco's official writers. El Desencanto was as well the last movie mutilated by cinematographic censorship in Spain and one of Chávarri's most critically acclaimed works. In 1994 Después de tantos Ańos (After so many years) would arrive, a film in which Ricardo Franco takes up the task of the director that Jaime Chávarri had undertaken two decades ago