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  Icíar Bollaín

  Spain     115 minutes


Acclaimed filmmaker Icíar Bollaín (Take My Eyes) returns with the inspiring true story of a politician’s widow who, in the face of unspeakable violence, takes a brave step toward forgiveness and healing. Eleven years after Maixabel Lasa’s husband was killed by the Basque terrorist group ETA, she receives a shocking request: one of the men responsible for his death wants to meet with Maixabel in the prison where he is serving his sentence. With a stand-out lead performance by Blanca Portillo (Volver), Maixabel is a tribute to the redemptive power of forgiveness and reconciliation.

 Spanish with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Fri, Oct 15 @ 8:15pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 7

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In-Theater Screening

Tue, Oct 19 @ 3:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 7

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Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 14 @ 12:00pm CDT to Oct 24 @ 11:59pm CDT in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin

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Film Credits


International Competition Patron

Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum

Cultural Partner

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