Juan is a mediator who tried to achieve peace between ETA and the Spanish Government. Roberto is a spy with the secret services who infiltrated his life for years. Mudar la piel is the story of Juan, the director’s father, and Roberto, the man who spied on him. The two cultivate an unusual friendship despite the betrayal. Mudar la piel (The Spy Within) is also the chronicle of the filmmakers’ relationship with the spy and of how difficult they found it to trap his slippery identity.
“a surprising, impassioned and thrilling film, which unearths one of the most unbelievable, undiscovered stories in the History of the complex, contradictory and fascinating Spanish nation” (Cineuropa)
Great review of the film here https://cineuropa.org/en/newsdetail/358223/
Ana Schulz studied Photography, Humanities and Journalism in Madrid. Nowadays she works as a photographer. She has worked in art galleries and Radio 3. Mudar la piel is her first feature.. Musician, editor, director and professor at the Pompeu Fabra University, Cristóbal Fernández has directed three documentaries: El oficio de mi hermano (2002), About Victor Kossakovsky (2004) and Diario de un reflejo (2008) and has been editor for critically acclaimed films like Manuel Muñoz Rivas’ “The Sea Stares at Us From Afar” or Cannes Critics Week Grand Prize winner Mimosas(2016) by Oliver Laxe.
This event is part of Basque Spring, a film season organised by Cinemaattic that will bring to the UK classic and contemporary films from Basque Country from April 25th to May 23rd, and includes special screenings, talks and gastronomic events. The retrospective is supported by Etxepare Basque Institute and is part of the #ScotlandGoesBasque programme. More information via: at www.cinemaattic.com