The film festival Different! L’autre cinéma espagnol, now in its 10th edition, will feature two Basque films this year: Demonios tus ojos (2017) by Pedro Aguilera and El Bar (2017) by Álex de la Iglesia. Both directors will be at the festival (June14-21) to present their films.
In addition to the Basque films, the other films being screened include: La madre (Alberto Morais, 2016), Las furias (Miguel del Arco, 2016), Spain in a Day (Isabel Coixet, 2016), Alumbrar (Fernando Marinero), Estiu 1993 (Carla Simón, 2017), Kiki, el amor se hace (Paco León, 2016), Manda huevos (Diego Galán, 2016), Cerca de tu casa (Eduard Cortés, 2016), Vivir y otras ficciones (Jo Sol, 2016), Selfie (Víctor García León, 2017), Que Dios nos perdone (Rodrigo Sorogoyen, 2016), Omega (José Sánchez and Gervasio Iglesias, 2016), and Fashionlins (Manual M. Velasco).
The Basque production company Txintxua Films will be presenting Kilger (Asier Altuna) at the Small is Biútiful professional forum, which meets on June 23. The forum falls under the festival’s umbrella and provides a space where Spanish producers can present their film projects to a select group of professionals from the Ile-de-France region, with the aim of creating co-production projects.
As with previous editions, the Etxepare Basque Institute is lending its support to the festival by sponsoring Basque cinema and helping Basque production companies participate in Small is Biútiful.