Madrid, Spain, Oct 1, 2008 / 17:22 pm
The siblings of Alexia Gonzalez-Barros y Gonzalez, whose cause of beatification is underway, have sent a letter to Spanish filmmaker Javier Fesser protesting the distortion of the girl’s history and her family’s attitude in response to her death in 1985.
Alexia, the youngest daughter of an Opus Dei family, died after a battle with cancer. Fesser used her story, without the family’s consent, in a new film entitled “Camino,” which was presented at the San Sebastian Film Festival, where it was given a tepid reception. It is scheduled to hit theaters in Spain in mid-October.