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English title: Maixabel
Original title: Maixabel
German title: Maixabel - Eine Geschichte von Liebe, Zorn und Hoffnung
Spain, 2021

Director: Bollaín, Icíar
Production company: Feelgood Media, Kowalski Films
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 115 min.
Film genre: Feature film

In the year 2000, Maixabel Lasa’s husband, Juan María Jaúregui, was killed by ETA. Eleven years later, she receives an incredible request: one of the men who killed Juan wants to meet with her in the Nanclares de la Oca prison in Álava (Spain), where he is serving his sentence after breaking ties with the terrorist group.

Despite her reservations and her immense pain, Maixabel Lasa agrees to meet face to face with those who ended the life of the person who had been her companion since she was 16 years old. ‘Everyone deserves a second chance’, she said, when asked why she was willing to confront the man who killed her husband.

Goya 2022, Zürich IFF 2022, Castellinaria CFF Bellinzona 2023

World sales address/es:
Film Factory Ent. (ES)

Sold to:
Walt Disney (E)
Piffl (DE)
Polyfilm (AT)