More Basque cinema than ever at the Festival du Cinéma Espagnol de Nantes

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.

2014-03-28

The Basque participation in the Festival du Cinéma Espagnolde Nantes will be bigger than ever this year. The window to the Basque cinema -Fenêtre Basque-  will not only have a broad programmation –eight feature films, two of them with the possibility of being awarded, and seven short films from the selection Kimuak 2013, with three works that might be awarded as well-, but it will also witness the presentation of Alex de la Iglesia´s book La passion de tourner. The work, edited by Rouge Profond together with the collaboration of the Festival, the Basque Film Archive and Etxepare Basque Institute, is the first book about Basque cinema of this kind, translated into French and distributed internationally. Moreover, there will be two Basque productions in the section Filmer au féminin /Le féminin filmé, that will have two Basque cinemakers in its activities and there will be three more Basque films in other sections, such as the section Panorama. In addition, the Jury will be presided over by Bárbara Goenaga and Imanol Uribe will be one of the members.

The Basque participation in the Festival du Cinéma Espagnolde Nantes will be bigger than ever this year. The window to the Basque cinema -Fenêtre Basque-  will not only have a broad programmation –eight feature films, two of them having the possibility of being awarded, and seven short films from the selection Kimuak 2013, with three works that might be awarded as well-, but it will also witness the presentation of Alex de la Iglesia´s book La passion de tourner. The work, edited by Rouge Profond together with the collaboration of the Festival, the Basque Film Archive and Etxepare Basque Institute, is the first book about Basque cinema of this kind ever published, translated to French and distributed internationally. Moreover, there will be two Basque productions in the sectionFilmer au féminin /Le féminin filmé, that will have two Basque cinemakers in its activities and there will be three more Basque films in other sections, such as the section Panorama. In addition, the Jury will be presided over by Bárbara Goenaga and Imanol Uribe will be among its participants.

 

The presence of the Basque cinema in the Festival of Nantes represents the most complete, outstanding, veteran and steady schedule of our cinema out of our boundaries. The Basque Film Archive and Etxepare Basque Institute make an important effort every year to guarantee the presence of Basque cinema makers and artists in the programme and their assistance, what is the main entrance door to the French speaking market and, of course, to the French audience (27.000 spectators in 2013).

 

Our productions have attended the Festival with punctuality from 2001, the year when this relationship started with the help of the Basque Government, and which was taken later by the Etxepare Basque Institute. The importance of this presence has been growing up with time: in this moment Fenêtre Basque has become a steady section with a certain weight and the Basque productions have an important place in other sections, forums and activities of the programme.

 

Joxean Muñoz, the Deputy culture minister of the Basque Government, will be in the opening of the Festival of Nantes. The director of Etxepare Basque Institute, Aizpea Goenaga, will be in the closing.

 

 


 

 

Fenêtre Basque 2014

 

The following full-length movies will be screened, their cinemakers of most of them will be present in the presentation.

 

Asier ETA biok (Aitor and Amaia Merino, 2013)

Amaren eskuak (Mireia Gabilondo, 2013)

Una esvástica sobre el Bidasoa (Alfonso Andrés and Javier Barajas, 2013)*

Violet (Luiso Berdejo, 2013)

Tres 60 (Alejandro Ezcurdia, 2013)

El Rayo (Fran Araújo y Ernesto de Nova, 2013) **

Las brujas de Zugarramurdi (Alex de la Iglesia, 2013)

Encierro  (Olivier van der Zee, 2013)

 

*Candidate to the Award for the Best Documentary

**Candidate to the Award for the Best Opera Prima

 

Kimuak

Full programme of the Basque selection of short movies of the year 2013.

 

Cólera (Aritz Moreno, 2013) *

Zela Trovke (Asier Altuna, 2013)

Democracia (Borja Cobeaga, 2013) *

Hotzanak, for your own safety (Izibene Oñederra, 2013)

Minerita (Raúl de la Fuente, 2013) *

Una hora, un paso (Aitor Iturriza, Bernat Gual ,2013)

A political story (Lander Camarero, 2013)

 

*Candidates for the Award for the Best Short Movie

 

 

Presentation of the book Alex de la Iglesia. La passion de tourner

Authors: Jesús Angulo, Antonio Santamarina

 

This publication has been edited by Rouge Profond with the help of the The Basque Film Archive and Etxepare Basque Institute. In the 35 years of The Basque Film Archive it was never accomplished that a book about Basque cinema was translated to another language and distributed internationally. In this case, the distribution will take place in France, Belgium, Switzerland and Quebec.

 

The presentation of the book will take place the 5rh of April -16h, Cosmopolis Room- with the presence of Alex de la Iglesia.

 

Sectionn Filmer au féminin / Le féminin filmé

 

Basque films in this section:

Amaren eskuak (Mireia Gabilondo, 2013)

La buena nueva (Helena Taberna, 2008)

 

Round table Filmer au féminin / Le féminin filmé

With the participation of the Basque film-makers Mireia Gabilondo, Helena Taberna and Aizpea Goenaga

 

 

 

Section Panorama

 

Basque films in this section:

Blancanieves  (Pablo Berger, 2011)

Las Brujas de Zugarramurdi (Alex de la Iglesia, 2013)

 

 

 

Special proyection

Miel de Naranjas (Imanol Uribe, 2012)

 

 

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