Spanish ruling party slush fund scandal hits the silver screen

Former treasurer of Spain's ruling party Luis Barcenas leaves Madrid's High Court on January 13, 2015An unusual film based entirely on testimony by a former treasurer of Spain’s ruling party who admitted running a slush fund has opened in cinemas ahead of a year-end general election. It is “almost a documentary because the text is real”, said director David Ilundain, 40, who financed the project through crowdfunding and filmed it in six days in a real courthouse. “One hundred percent of what is said in its 78 minutes” was taken from a transcript of five hours of questioning of Luis Barcenas at Spain’s High Court on July 15, 2013, he told AFP.

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