[09/22/20 - 09:16 AM] New Drama Series "Patria," Produced by HBO Europe in Spain, Debuts September 27 on HBO in the U.S., Europe and Latin America New episodes will roll out weekly on those respective days.
[via press release from HBO]
New Drama Series PATRIA, Produced By HBO Europe In Spain, Debuts September 27 On HBO In The U.S., Europe And Latin America
Drama Series Recently Had Its World Premiere At San Sebastian Film Festival To Critical Acclaim
HBO Europe's PATRIA begins its eight-episode season SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 across the U.S., HBO Europe and HBO Latin America territories. In the U.S. the first two episodes will be available to stream on HBO Max starting on Sunday, September 27 and will air on HBO Latino beginning Wednesday, September 30. New episodes will roll out weekly on those respective days.
PATRIA tells a story - over three decades - of the Spanish Basque Country threatened by the separatist terrorism of ETA, through the eyes of two families divided by the violent conflict. On the day that ETA announces a ceasefire, Bittori visits the cemetery where her husband Txato, who was murdered by the terrorists, is buried. Will forgiveness be possible in a community shattered by political fanaticism?
Screendaily praises PATIRA "a deeply moving experience," Cineuropa hailed it as an "extraordinary HBO series" while Javier Zurro of El Español calls it "the most important series of the year" and "a marvel which will move everyone and give us a lot to talk about."
The series has been created and written by Aitor Gabilondo, based on the bestselling novel Patria by Fernando Aramburu, edited by Tusquets Editores, S.A. It is directed by Felix Viscarret and Óscar Pedraza. Executive Producers for HBO Europe are Miguel Salvat, Steve Matthews and Antony Root. Patria was produced by Alea Media for HBO Europe, with participation from HBO Latin America.
Episode 1 - "Octubre Benigno"
Series premiere. Following Basque separatist group ETA's historic ceasefire, Bittori returns to her hometown demanding answers about her late husband Txato's unresolved murder. Written by Aitor Gabilondo; Directed by Félix Viscarret. Premieres September 27.
Episode 2 - "Encuentros"
While Bittori breaks the estrangement between families by asking Joxian for an impossible favor, their children reunite and bond over Txato's kindness. Written by Aitor Gabilondo; Directed by Félix Viscarret. Premieres September 27.
Episode 3 - "Últimas Meriendas"
With Joxe Mari on the run and threats against Txato escalating, life becomes increasingly difficult for both Bittori's and Miren's families. Written by Aitor Gabilondo; Directed by Félix Viscarret. Premieres October 4.
Episode 4 - "Txato, Entzun, Pim, Pam, Pum"
ETA issues a dangerous set of orders for Joxe Mari and increases its pressure on Txato. Written by Aitor Gabilondo; Directed by Félix Viscarret. Premieres October 11.
Episode 5 - "El País de los Callados"
Arantxa's budding friendship with Bittori drives her to go behind her mother's back and reach out to Joxe Mari with an urgent request. Written by Aitor Gabilondo; Directed by Óscar Pedraza. Premieres October 18.
Synopses for Episodes 6-8 will be released at a later date.
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