Iciar Bollain

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A scene from ‘Sicilian Ghost Story’

In November 1993, 11-year-old Giuseppe Di Matteo was abducted by the Sicilian Mafia in order to silence his father, a gangster who had become a “penti(...)

A scene from The Olive Tree: Spain, before the financial crisis, was ‘not unlike Ireland, building more houses. There was a madness about it, and a radical change in society’

The Santander complex outside Madrid houses the headquarters of the eurozone’s largest bank and a landscaped garden neatly dotted by imported, thousan(...)

Folky tale: Inés Ruiz and Manuel Cucala in The Olive Tree

Director Icíar Bollaín and Paul Laverty, Ken Loach’s inseparable writing partner, first worked together when the Spaniard appeared in Loach’s epic Lan(...)