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Karmele Jaioís novel, Amaren eskuak (My Motherís Hands) has been adapted for the screen

2012-10-26  ¦  .

The film will be completed by the end of the year and will debut in 2013

Karmele Jaioís novel, Amaren eskuak (My Motherís Hands) has been adapted for the screen by playwright and filmmaker Mireia Gabilondo. Filming was completed in August and although no date has yet been set, the film will debut in 2013. The movie was filmed in Basque. Both the novel and the film are based on the feelings of the protagonist. Amaren eskuak (My Motherís Hands) deals with the unresolved issues of life, telling the story of a 37-year-old journalist who is overwhelmed with work, but tries to balance her work with her family life. Her motherís illness will destroy her usual routine and upset her way of life.

The movie stars Ainara Gurrutxaga in the leading role of Nerea, together with Loli Astoreka and Luisa Mayor in the roles of Nereaís aunt and mother, respectively. English actor Marc Schardan plays the role of Lewis, the journalistís husband. Also in the cast are Naiara Arnedo, Maialen Vega, Laia Bernues, Amaia Mitxelena, IŮaki Font, Vicky PeŮa and Aitor Beltran. Although most of the story takes place in Vitoria, the movie was filmed in various places in the Basque Country.

The project was funded by the Basque Government, Basque Radio-Television (EITB) and production company Baleuko.