My Prison Yard follows the true story of the Modulo 4 theatre company, made up entirely of prisoners, which instigated a radical change in Spanish prison legislation in the 1990s.
At San Sebastián, Macías proved herself to be a mature and courageous director. Surrounded by a stellar cast, headed by Veronica Echegui and Candela Peña, the filmmaker from Madrid has painted a devastating and claustrophobic human portrait. The world-class producers and actors abandoned the glamour of the red carpet to be at the film’s first screening in the Principe theatre, reserved for journalists.
The silence interrupted only by short sobs at the end of the film was eloquent testimony to this powerful film that explodes in the heart.