As a result of the collaboration between the Etxepare Basque Institute and the German Institute of Cinematography, the well-known Deutsches Filmmuseum, will offer a series of Basque films. In total, 8 films will be screened in 5 sessions during the month of July.
There will be screenings each week, with a double feature session on four occasions. The films are: Ama Lur (Nestor Basterretxea and Fernando Larruquert, 1968) and Operación H (Nestor Basterretxea, 1963); 27 horas (Montxo Armendariz, 1986) and Beti bezperako koplak (Agenda Kopla Taldea, 2016); Vacas (Julio Medem, 1992); Emak Bakia Baita (Oscar Alegria, 2012) and Emak Bakia (Man Ray, 1926); and Loreak (Jon Garaño and Jose Mari Goenaga) and Gure hormek (Las chicas del Pasaik, 2016). Addiontally, researcher and filmmaker Iratxe Fresneda has been invited to explain the context of the film Ama Lur and to answer questions on contemporary Basque cinema. The program is curated by the Basque language and culture reader of the Goethe University of Frankfurt, Lourdes Izagirre, and Petra Palmer of the Film Museum.
The Deutsches Filmmuseum, managed by the German Institute of Cinematography, is a centre of great prestige in the city of Frankfurt. Apart from daily screenings, the museum offers monthly film series are dedicated to specific directors, actors, regions, and so on. The month of July will host a series of Basque films to publicize and disseminate Basque cinema in the city.