Basque Window: a glance at Basque cinema in London

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2014-09-11

 

Basque Window will allow the UK premiere of the short film Zela Trovke (2013, Asier Altuna) and Amaren Eskuak (2013, Mireia Gabilondo), both in the original version in Basque, and Tres 60 (2013, Alejandro Ezcurdia) . It will also provide the London premiere of The Witches of Zugaramurdi (2013, Alex de la Iglesia), that will be preceded by the short film Cholera (2013, Aritz Moreno). The film Violet (2013 Luiso Berdejo) will close the program.


The Basque section will also include a special session devoted to documentaries about the Basque Country. A glance at the Basque Country will screen Homeland (2013, Cyrus Sutton) and two documentaries about the Basque Country directed in 1955 by Orson Welles.


Homeland is a short film produced in 2013 by the Etxepare Basque Institute and the  Surfilmfestibal in Donostia. It is a reflection on the culture and the Basque language from the perspective of American famous surf movie director Cyrus Sutton. The documentary, which has been exhibited in various surf film festivals worldwide, is guided by the waves of the Bay of Biscay to visit unforgettable landscapes, cliffs, remote hamlets ... and singularly reflect the atmosphere of Basque culture today.


Documentaries Pays Basque I (The Basque Countries) and Pays Basque II (The Pelote Basque), which also can be seen in this session, were created by Orson Welles for the Around the World with Orson Welles series of ITV . The director dedicated two out of the six chapters of this series to the Basque Country on both sides of the Pyrenees.

 

The London Spanish Film Festival, which starts on September 25, will offer again, in collaboration with the Etxepare Basque Institute, a section devoted to Basque cinema. The Basque Window  program, that will run from 26 September to 5 October, will screen four Basque films and several short films and documentaries.

 
Basque Window will allow the UK premiere of the short film Zela Trovke (2013, Asier Altuna) and Amaren Eskuak (2013, Mireia Gabilondo), both in the original version in Basque, and Tres 60 (2013, Alejandro Ezcurdia) . It will also provide the London premiere of The Witches of Zugaramurdi (2013, Alex de la Iglesia), that will be preceded by the short film Cholera (2013, Aritz Moreno). The film Violet (2013 Luiso Berdejo) will close the program.


The Basque section will also include a special session devoted to documentaries about the Basque Country. A glance at the Basque Country will screen Homeland (2013, Cyrus Sutton) and two documentaries about the Basque Country directed in 1955 by Orson Welles.


Homeland is a short film produced in 2013 by the Etxepare Basque Institute and the  Surfilmfestibal in Donostia. It is a reflection on the culture and the Basque language from the perspective of American famous surf movie director Cyrus Sutton. The documentary, which has been exhibited in various surf film festivals worldwide, is guided by the waves of the Bay of Biscay to visit unforgettable landscapes, cliffs, remote hamlets ... and singularly reflect the atmosphere of Basque culture today.


Documentaries Pays Basque I (The Basque Countries) and Pays Basque II (The Pelote Basque), which also can be seen in this session, were created by Orson Welles for the Around the World with Orson Welles series of ITV . The director dedicated two out of the six chapters of this series to the Basque Country on both sides of the Pyrenees.

 

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