French Institute of Scotland: Kimuak

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French Institute of Scotland: Kimuak
  • 18
    Jun 2021
    Jun 2021

Following two wins at the Malaga Festival last weekend, the Kimuak Basque short film catalogue travels to Scotland this Friday, 18 June, where the selected works will be screened at in-person events at the Institut Français in Edinburgh.

This year, for the first time the Kimuak selection can also be viewed online UK wide from 18 to 25 June. Enthusiasts of Basque culture in Belfast, Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Dundee or anywhere else in the UK can enjoy our films in the comfort of their own homes via FesthomeTV. This event hopes to create even tighter bonds between Scotland and the Basque Country.

An initiative of the Etxepare Basque Institute, Kimuak is managed by the Basque Film Archive in collaboration with Zineuskadi. The short films screened to a live audience on Friday, 18 June, at 18:45, are ‘Barbudos’ (Larry Mankuso, Tucker Dávila Wood), ‘Dar-dar’ (Paul Urkijo), ‘Ehiza’ (Hauazkena Taldea), ‘Interior taxi noche’ (Silvia Rey, Iban del Campo), ‘Quebrantos’ (Koldo Almandoz, Maria Elorza), ‘El ruido solar’ (Pablo Hernando) and ‘Ya no duermo’ (Marina Palacio). These last two are the award-winning shorts at the Malaga Festival.

The Kimuak programme activities taking place in Scotland are organised by CinemaAttic, which for over ten years has been promoting Ibero-American cinema in Scotland. The initiative is supported by the Etxepare Basque Institute as part of the Institute’s strategy to create opportunities for Basque creation in international programmes. This is what the people at CinemaAttic have to say about the Kimuak programme of short films:  “Our romance with Kimuak began ten years ago, and our respect and admiration have only grown since then; every year the catalogue continues to surprise us with its capacity to adapt to new languages and trends, to open its horizons by promoting excellent cinema, as well as the role it plays as a haven for the new generations of filmmakers from the Basque Country. Kimuak is a treasure, a pioneer in Spain, and we look forward to promoting the programme in the UK for many years to come”.

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