The Spy Within

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London Spanish Film Festival


MUDAR LA PIEL

Juan Gutiérrez is a negotiator who strove to generate peace between ETA and the Spanish government during the most violent years of Spanish political conflict (1980s-90s). Roberto Flórez is his best friend and confidant – but also a double-crossing spy, who kept him under secret surveillance at all times. This is the first of countless betrayals, discrepancies, and misgivings at play in this captivating, slippery work – a documentary, but with a healthy dose of fiction – featuring intense, candid interviews with both men in turn. Winner of the 2017 MECAS Award at Las Palmas International Film Festival, first-time directors Cristóbal Fernández and Ana Schulz (Juan’s own daughter) create a deeply personal, moving film, exploring the powerful bonds of affection between parent and child, double-agent and mediator, traitor and comrade… and the best of friends.

BBFC rating
PG
Year
2018
Running time
89 mins
Country
Spain
Other features
S DOC
Director
Ana Schulz, Cristóbal Fernández
Cast
Juan Gutiérrez, Mingo Ràfols, Frauke Schulz

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September 29th

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