ASIER ETA BIOK

ASIER ETA BIOK (ASIE AND I)

By Aitor MERINO, Amaia MERINO

CINEATICA FILMS - as PROD

Documentary - Post-Production 2013

Asier and I grew up together in the streets of Basque country. Later in life we took our own separate ways: my dream of becoming a professional actress led me away to Madrid while Asier remained in Pamplona. One day in 2001, Asier vanished. I soon learned that he had joined terrorist movement ETA.

Festivals
& Awards

San Sebastian FF 2013
Zinemira Irizar Basque Film Award
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • ECUADOR, SPAIN
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Aitor MERINO, Amaia MERINO
    • Producer(s)
    • Ainoa ANDRAKA (Doxa Producciones), Gabriela CALVACHE (Cineática Films)
    • Synopsis
    • Asier and I grew up together in the streets of Basque country. Later in life we took our own separate ways: my dream of becoming a professional actress led me away to Madrid while Asier remained in Pamplona. One day in 2001, Asier vanished. I soon learned that he had joined ETA. If this was a bitter pill for me to swallow, my Madrid friends, who reflected the views of Spanish public opinion, were dumbfounded.
      So when Asier was released from prison, I picked up a camera and decided to make a film so that my Madrid friends would get to know him better. However, during shooting, the Asier that I wanted to portray began to unravel before my eyes as a fantasy. The image of my friend who had joined a terrorist organization forced by pressing circumstances soon began to crumble.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Jul 01, 2011
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