About the 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.
With Maixabel, which is based on a true story, and brought its actors three Goya Awards, Icíar Bollaín presents a striking drama that focuses on the role and sacrifices of women in building peace after years of violence.
- Producer: Juan Moreno, Guillermo Sempere, Koldo Zuazua / Kowalski Films, Feelgood
- Cast: Blanca Portillo, Luis Tosar, María Cerezuela
- Language: İspanyolca
- Subtitles: English, Turkish
2021 San Sebastian Film Festivali – Best Basque Film
2022 Goya Film Awards – Best Lead Actress (Blanca Portillo); Best Supporting Actor (Urko Olazabal); Best New Actress (María Cerezuela)