Basque Film Archive: Cinéma du Québec

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

Basque Film Archive: Cinéma du Québec
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    Apr 2021
    Jun 2021
    San Sebastian / Bilbao

As part of the Saison Québec – Pays Basque project, the Basque Film Archive and Cinémathèque Québécoise have organised two series of films from Québec and the Basque Country.

The films from Québec will be shown from 1 April to 26 June at Tabakalera in San Sebastián and the Fine Arts Museum in Bilbao. The focus of the series will be on contemporary productions and all films will be screened in their original soundtrack with subtitles in Spanish and/or Basque.

  • For Those Who Will Follow (Pour la suite du monde, Pierre Perrault, Michel Brault, 1963) 
  • Mother-To-Be (De mère en fille, Anne Claire Poirier, 1968) 
  • The Decline of the American Empire  (Le déclin de l’empire américain, Denys Arcand, 1986) 
  • I Killed My Mother (J’ai tué ma mère, Xavier Dolan, 2009 
  • Vic and Flo Saw a Bear (Vic + Flo ont vu un ours, Denis Côté, 2013) 
  • A Colony (Une colonie, Geneviève Dulude-De Celles, 2018) 
  • Ville neuve (Félix Dufour-Laperrière, 2018) 
  • Kuessipan (Myriam Verreault, 2019) 
  • Antigone (Sophie Deraspe, 2019) 
  • Jeune Juliette (Anne Émond, 2019) 
  • L.A. Tea Time (Sophie Bédard Marcotte, 2019) 


The film series will have its counterpart in September – if conditions allow – with a series of Basque films screened at Cinémathèque Québécois: Tasio (1984), Montxo Armendariz; Vacas (1992) by Julio Médem; Ander (2009) by Roberto Castón; Amama (2015) by Asier Altuna; Un otoño sin Berlín (2015) by Lara Izagirre; Irrintziaren oihartzunak (2016) by Iratxe Fresneda; Handia (2017) by Jon Garaño and Aitor Arregi; Dantza (2018) by Telmo Esnal; and Oreina (2018) by Koldo Almandoz.

Spearheaded by the Etxepare Basque Institute, Saison Québec – Pays Basque is a cultural and artistic programme that will take place over the course of two years in the main cities of Québec and Euskadi. The aim is to open a window onto contemporary Basque culture and creation in Québec and to show the work of Quebecers in the Basque Country, strengthening the relationship between the two regions through language, culture and art. The initiative is promoted by the Etxepare Basque Institute and the Ministry of Culture and Communications of Québec.

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