Its ideological origins, the founding process, its bloodiest attacks, the political aspect, the beginning of the dissolution, the drama that relatives and relatives of both sides have experienced…
The terrorist group ETA has filled, since its foundation in July 1959 , pages and pages of scripts for movies and television series that have reflected the toughest and bloodiest years in our history.
After the premiere last year of ‘La línea invisible’, a Movistar+ series directed by Mariano Barroso about the origins of the organization, and the essential ‘Patria’ on HBO, now it is Icíar Bollaín who offers another vision that, up to now , had not been discussed in the audiovisual. The filmmaker puts Blanca Portillo and Luis Tosar in the shoes of Maixabel Lasa and Etxezarreta, widow of Juan María Jáuregui, and one of the ETA members who ended her life in an attack. The film takes an honest and heartbreaking journey from the moment of the assassination of the then Civil Governor of Guipúzcoa until Maixabel agrees to hold an interview with the terrorists, now repentant, who destroyed her life. Direct from the San Sebastian Festival,
We take advantage of the arrival of this jewel in theaters to recall another 32 titles that have dealt, from different angles and perspectives, with the scourge of terrorism in Spain. Imanol Uribe, Eloy de la Iglesia, Pedro Costa, the recently deceased Mario Camus, Daniel Calparsoro, Julio Medem or Helena Taberna are just some of the national filmmakers who have made us reflect on a subject that is not always easy to deal with and that, in any case, it has always raised blisters. Carmen Maura, Ana Torrent, Javier Bardem, Eusebio Poncela, Imanol Arias, Antonio Banderas, Najwa Nimri… The list of actors who have participated in these projects is endless, as well as the awards that some of them have received, such as ‘Days numbered ‘, directed by Imanol Uribe and which won no less than 8 Goya Awards,
‘Txikia Command (Death of a President)
Set in December 1973, the film portrays the famous commando that perpetrated the attack on the then President of the Government Luis Carrero Blanco. Juan Luis Galiardo, Paul Naschy or Tony Isbert are some of its protagonists.
Selected for the closing of the Venice Film Festival, this Spanish-Italian co-production once again takes the attack on Luis Carrero Blanco as its plot, this time based on the book by the alleged terrorist Eva Forest, better known as Julen Guerrero. The title refers to the code name used by ETA for the action. With Eusebio Poncela. José Sacristán, Angela Molina and Ana Torrent.
Documentary that, through interviews and testimonies, analyzes the state of emergency that was decreed in Guipúzcoa after the murder of Melitón Manzanas, which is recreated in ‘La línea invisible’, a Movistar+ series directed by Mariano Barros.
‘Fleeing from Segovia’
He recalls the escape of a group of ETA members from prison in April 1976 and the consequences it brought them. Xabier Elorriaga, Álex Angulo and Ramón Barea in the cast.
One of the most characteristic titles of the so-called quinqui cinema. Set in Bilbao in the 1980s, it tells the story of Paco, the heroin addict son of a civil guard, and Urko, his best friend and whose father is a nationalist leader. Drugs, sex and terrorism in one of the most devastating portraits of the underworld of Spain at the time with José Luis Manzano, Javier García and Enrique San Francisco.