Opening film: MAIXABEL

9 february 18.00
Cinema Panora

The film is based on historical events. Maixabel Lasa lost her husband, assassinated by ETA in 2000. Eleven years later, she receives an unexpected request: one of the murderers has asked to meet her in the Nanclares de la Oca prison in Álava, where he is serving a sentence after his involvement in the terrorist group. Despite the doubts and the immense pain, Maixabel agrees to meet face to face with the man who in cold blood ended her husband´s life. “Everyone deserves a second chance”, she says when asked about the reasons for sitting in front of her husband’s killer.

Iciar Bollain was born in Madrid in 1967. Actress, scriptwriter, director and producer. Started her acting career when she was 15 and starred in numerous feature films. Her work as an actress with Ken Loach inspired her work and she also wrote a book about him. She founded Producciones la Iguana with two partners and took her first steps as a director. She has directed over 20 films and has won numerous awards and recognitions for her acting and scriptwriting as well as her directing.

Director: Iciar Bollain
Writer: Isa Campo, Iciar Bollain
Country: Spain
Year: 2021
Runtime: 115 min
Genre: Drama
Language: Basque, Spanish
Subtitles: English
Distr.: Film Factory Entertainment

Screening films made by female directors since 2006