22 Jan Juana Acosta presents “Sanctuaire” at FIPA in Biarritz
Juana Acosta travelled to Biarritz where she presented her most recent film “Sanctuaire” directed by Olivier Masset-Depasse for Canal Plus France as part of the FIPA Festival (International Festival of Audiovisual Programs).
Juana Acosta, Àlex Brendemühl and Jérémie Renier were the leads in this cast, directed by Olivier Masset-Depasse, who made this film after making his debut in 2006 with Cages and winning various prizes for his second full-length feature film Illégal (which he also won a prize in the Producers’ Fortnight in Cannes).
From a script written by Xabi Milia, Masset-Depasse centers the film in the middle of the 1980s, when the French Basque Country and Bayonne were the scene of a series of attacks, perpetrated by GAL against the known members or suspected member of the armed terrorist group ETA.
The Spanish police in collusion with the French police were able to put an end to ETA’s “Santuario”. Sanctuaire tells us the story of two men, two adversaries who learn to know each other and to respect each other despite their differences: Domingo Iturbe Abasola, aka “Txomin”, a 45 year old head of ETA’s military apparatus (played by Brendemühl) and Grégoire Fortin, a 45 year old consultant (played by Jérémie Renier).