Basque cinema at the "Pelikula" festival, in Manila

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2014-10-10

The Film Festival Pelikula, organized by the Cervantes Institute, will be held in Manila (Filipinas) on October 10-19. The Festival includes a section for Basque cinema, in collaboration with the Etxepare Basque Institute and the Filmoteca Vasca (Basque Film Library), and they will screen the following films: A selection of short films of Kimuak –including Democracia by Borja Cobeaga-, Bypass and Bertsolari.

Bypass is a comedy directed by Patxo Telleria and Aitor Mazo that mixes the typical elements of that genre: love and broken hearts, the truth and lies… and includes an tragic element, the death.  The documentary Bertsolari by Asier Altuna introduces the “bertsolaritza” (Basque improvised verse).

This Festival is held every year since 2002 and represents the Spanish and Latin American cinema. It is the most important event of that field in South East Asia and this year it will be inaugurated with the film Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados by David Trueba. During 10 days some relevant Spanish films will be screened, such as Las Brujas de Zugarramurdi (Álex de la Iglesia), La gran familia española (Daniel Sánchez Arévalo), Caníbal (Manuel Martín cuenca), Todas las mujeres (Mariano Barroso) or La vida inesperada (Jorge Torregrosa).

The Film Festival Pelikula, organized by the Cervantes Institute, will be held in Manila (Filipinas) on October 10-19. The Festival includes a section for Basque cinema, in collaboration with the Etxepare Basque Institute and the Filmoteca Vasca (Basque Film Library), and they will screen the following films: A selection of short films of Kimuak –including Democracia by Borja Cobeaga-, Bypass and Bertsolari.

Bypass is a comedy directed by Patxo Telleria and Aitor Mazo that mixes the typical elements of that genre: love and broken hearts, the truth and lies… and includes an tragic element, the death.  The documentary Bertsolari by Asier Altuna introduces the “bertsolaritza” (Basque improvised verse).

This Festival is held every year since 2002 and represents the Spanish and Latin American cinema. It is the most important event of that field in South East Asia and this year it will be inaugurated with the film Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados by David Trueba. During 10 days some relevant Spanish films will be screened, such as Las Brujas de Zugarramurdi (Álex de la Iglesia), La gran familia española (Daniel Sánchez Arévalo), Caníbal (Manuel Martín cuenca), Todas las mujeres (Mariano Barroso) or La vida inesperada (Jorge Torregrosa).

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