The movie unfolds around a young boy during the Spanish Civil War of 1936 (also known as: “La Guerra”). It all starts on the day that the north province of Spain is attacked by Franco, the infamous general and dictator who staged a coup and plunged Spain into a bloody civil war with the intension of making his own country a totalitarian state.
“Hilo”, in Spanish means “thread”. It could be the thread of people’s life. Or the imaginary link which connects us, all humans, around the world. This link could be our common language, our common beliefs, our needs, our interests, our goals or our common purpose on Earth. In any case,“hilo” means indisputably “brotherhood” and “solidarity”.
"Hilo" is the story of Aaron, a farm boy living in the Spanish countryside in the 1930s. A charismatic child, born and struggling through loss, poverty and the outbreak of a revolution that would tear apart his country. In the midst of a social chaos, in an age were oppressed workers and farmers fight to the end to free their land of the fascist leaders, what changes the course of Aaron’s life is a message. A message written bravely, on a wall, during a battle between nationalist forces and a revolutionary brigade: