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María Eugenia Salaverri

María Eugenia Salaverri is President of the Association of Writers of Euskadi/ Euskadiko Idazleen Elkartea. Besides a writer, she is also a screenwriter and producer, journalist and songwriter.

In her role as a writer the following titles stand out:

ALABA ZINTZOA (2013)
ANFITRIOI BEREZIA EL EXTRAÑO ANFITRIÓN (2012)
LOCOS POR EL SEXO (2006)
MARUJAS ASESINAS (2001)
CALOR… Y CELOS (1996)

 

Alvar Gordejuela

Has a degree in Dramatic Art, combines his work as an actor with his director and screenwriter facets. Until today he has written and directed the following films:

EKHO (2009)
DI NO A LOS CORTOS (2008)
LA VIDA CAMBIA (2008)

 

Scriptwriter`s notebook


“The script of Alaba Zintzoa has a solid documentary base and some of the sequences and most extraordinary and striking characters in the film are based on real characters and situations.

But when brought to the screen they acquired different dimensions, to the extent that they may seem fantastic, like products of the imagination of the writers and not of real life. However, we should thank the confidences of a bunch of people, which have been so helpful in creating the characters and plots of this story. While writing the script we talked a lot. And in those talks we realized, for example, that in recent years movies hardly have worried talking about the money.

As if it was a small matter, unimportant. Movie characters lived all kinds of problems: emotional, family, environmental, psychological, physical ... but very rarely anguished over money matters. In many movies one don’t even know where that money, that so happily spent the characters, came from. But nobody seemed to care. As if having money were the most common thing and the spectator does not deserve an explanation about it. Today we know how money influences and affects our lives. But there are many movies that seem to want to ignore this fact. Alaba Zintzoa doesn’t. In it we have put magnifying glass on the pockets of the characters and we found out that they all have a relationship with money and that this relationship affects their lives, and in some cases, also their deaths.

However, these characters are not only socio-economic groups exponents of the worker moonlighting, the executive in charge of the dismissals, the annuitant, the posh, the moocher... -, but complex individuals with a life marked by economic realities in which they move.”