A Forqué, a Goya, a Critical Eye and a Sant Jordi for Ane; a Feroz, a Malaga Festival award and another from Hong Kong for 20,000 million bees; one Ondas for The Other Look, another Feroz for the series Intimidad and now, Nina has just been released, which won the Special Jury Prize at the Malaga Festival. And all this within a period of two and a half years. Patricia López Arnaiz (Vitoria, 1981) becomes an avenger of herself in Nina (by Andrea Jaurrieta), a ‘western’ that does not take place in harsh Arizona but in the humid and wooded Euskadi.

At the age of 15, she was seduced by a famous writer (Darío Grandinetti), her boyfriend’s stepfather. He destroyed her. The people looked the other way and she marched to Madrid to throw dirt on the shame. Thirty years later she returns with very little to say, a couple of clothes in her backpack, a wound that still bleeds and a shotgun with several cartridges. “Nina is not a murderer but a woman who is faced with a decision, to move her finger on the trigger and kill someone. While rolling she felt the tension and adrenaline as if she were real.”

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Patricia grew up in Vitoria and later lived in places as diverse as Bilbao, Granada or Génova. Some time ago she chose to settle in the mountains of her homeland. “My relationship with nature has always existed: my father is a fisherman and on weekends we went to the river, my mother brought lunch boxes, we ate trout… I have always felt very good in nature and I felt the desire to live in a small town . It is true that I like being close to Vitoria because there is something about the origin and my people, about the familiar places and returning to the origins, like when you watch an old movie or notice the smell of childhood, is comforting. As a young girl she was very satellite and rootless, but with age, I notice the feeling of return, of family, of the places you know.”

The actress, who studied Advertising and Public Relations before dedicating herself to acting, does not have social networks and does not talk about her privacy: “When I started I was afraid of losing my anonymity, so I have always related to it as a fear. Then you integrate it into your routine, you relax and sometimes I finish interviews and think, why did I tell all that? As if it were more interesting than what happens to anyone else. When you do interviews it is very difficult to be aware that what you are saying is going to transcend and many people are going to read or listen to it. You have to imagine that because the conversation is really taking place with a person, almost a dialogue. And many times you do several interviews in a row and you lose track of the conversation. ‘Why tell so much!’ I tell myself sometimes. Anyway, I notice that there are still many things about the profession that I have to discover.”

At least, she admits to confessing that she is quite happy: “Sometimes more, sometimes less, but if I go to what matters most to me right now, very happy; everything’s fine”.