Yoyes, the first woman to have a position of responsibility within ETA, returns from her exile in Mexico and tries to put her life back together. However, her return is not an easy one. She has changed, she went to university, she worked for the UN, she became a mother... Meanwhile, in her own country, violence still features heavily in the newspaper headlines. Yoyes has tried to forget and be forgotten, but her years away from home have only made her a myth. Her former comrades in arms would interpret her return as treason. She loves her country and just wants to blend into the countryside, but Autumn will bring something more than falling leaves.












The present and the past become intertwined, filling in the missing puzzle pieces, uncovering new perspectives, rare insights into her relationships and her struggle as a woman in a world of men. The intrigue of ETA's inner circle, attacks by the GAL organization, the Spanish government's interests, and her hounding by the press make up a thick web that would place Yoyes in the sights of her ex comrades-in-arms. But Yoyes is not what is generally understood to be a political film, as the plot centers on the private conflict of the main character, a woman who laughs, who cries, who loves, a woman who wants to excercise her right to grow as a person, to choose her own way of life - a woman who represents the profound contradictions of the human condition.

Action and emotion

The story of Yoyes takes a biographical approach, but the film itself is based on intrigue letting the viewer see step by step how the fatal trap closes in on the protagonist. In Yoyes a number of spectacular sequences are interlaced with a poetic approach to Yoyes' life struggle.