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The meeting of the widow of Juan Mari Jáuregui and the ETA who murdered him: the real story behind the new film by Iciar Bollain

2021-09-17T13:55:50.579Z

Filmmaker Iciar Bollain and Maixabel herself talk about how such a complex story has been brought to the cinema



In 2000, the socialist politician Juan Mari Jáuregui, who had been the civil governor of Gipuzkoa, was assassinated by ETA. Eleven years later, his widow, Maixabel Lasa, agreed to meet, despite criticism, with the person who had killed her husband. This is the starting point for the new film by director Iciar Bollain (

Rosa's wedding

,

Also the rain

), starring Blanca Portillo (

Volver

,

Parot

) and Luis Tosar (

Cell 211

,

Adú

), which premieres at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. Before the

premiere

In this video, the filmmaker meets with Maixabel to discuss the origins of the feature film and the difficulty of bringing such a complex film to the big screen.






Source: elparis

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