In 2000, Maixabel Lasa’s husband, Juan María Jáuregui, was killed by the terrorist organisation ETA. Eleven years later she receives a message from one of the men who killed Juan: he wants to meet with her in the Nanclares de la Oca prison in Álava, where he is serving his sentence after breaking ties with the terrorist group. Based on the inspiring true story of a brave woman who, after losing her husband at ETA’s hands, decided to take a step toward a peaceful coexistence by agreeing to meet the imprisoned terrorist responsible for her husband’s death.
Followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Icíar Bollaín.
The 18th edition of the London Spanish Film Festival comes for the first time to Riverside Studios with a selection of some of the most exciting films made in Spain.
As part of the Festival's Basque Window, veteran filmmaker Iciar Bollaín will come and present her latest film, Maixabel, a thoughtful film about violence and forgiveness. In the program also is the first film by established actor Javier Pereira, Loose, as well as Chema García Ibarra's exceptional The Sacred Spirit.
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Blanca Portillo, Luis Tosar, Bruno Sevilla
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