´Handia´, ´Converso´ and ´Bi txirula´, winners of Zinemaldia.Cat

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2018-02-19

Zinemaldia.cat,, the Basque film festival of Barcelona, came to an end yesterday with the the Golden Txapelas awards ceremony.

Zinemaldia.cat,, the Basque film festival of Barcelona, came to an end yesterday with the the Golden Txapelas awards ceremony.

HANDIA, directed by Jon Garaño and Aitor Arregi, won the Golden Txapela for best fiction work. The jury acknowledged that it was "a magical and moving ode to the meaning of being different".

In the documentary category CONVERSO by David Arratibel clinched the award for "the use of the cinematographic language and for reflecting a story that goes in the opposite direction: people who feel the call of faith at a time when exactly the opposite happens historically".

Finally, BI TXIRULA, directed by Iñigo Garcia Agirrezabalaga, took the the Azkue Golden Txapela for the best film in the Basque language. The jury highlighted the "humbleness of the proposal", and added that the film "reflects the cinematographic style that asks questions, such as" Who are they? Where are they from? or Where are they going? "transmitting a positive message: that a better world is possible.

This year the jury was composed of Blai Morell (journalist), Barbara Destefanis (BCN Sports Film Festival), Lluís Marquès (actor), Bruna Cusí (actress) and Joan Gonzàlez (DocsBarcelona). The Golden Txapelas were presented at the closing ceremony of Zinemaldia.Cat at the Cinemes Girona in Barcelona.

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