Bittori finally receives a letter from Joxe Mari. On the way to the cemetery to tell her husband the contents of the letter, the last day the family spent together in Zaragoza comes to mind, unaware ...
Based on the novel by Fernando Aramburu. See more »
Intense, Emotional, Extraordinary
Homeland (Patria) the book is an extraordinary exploration of terrorism and community. The HBO series has captured the mood and impact of the book with great effect.
An excellent cast and terrific direction and film craft have combined to a create a brooding, emotionally claustophobic atmosphere in which all sides are depicted with sympathy and depth.
For Spanish and Basque people, Patria is an emotional and possibly cathartic experience in which all lose.
This is not a series for viewers who like stuff to happen quickly and the plot to gallop on. For viewers who relish depth and development: this is for you
So, I have reached the end of the series. We have sat down together each week and watched this series and discussed afterwards.
What we have discussed: that the story is driven by the women. More than anything this is a series about women: about their resolve, their passions, their commitment and the role they play. The men, by contrast, are not cyphers but shades. The extraordinary silences: in the culture, in the family and how these are represented and enacted in different ways. How spoken words are rarely answered or heard, how we are cut off in our dialogue.
In its final resolution we see both the power of silence and the power of gesture.
Thank you HBO for this series.
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