Khalil is a young man torn from his roots who lives on the edge of town, where the industrial estates merge into the river and the marshes. Khalil gets by as best he can and spends his time with an old poacher, who shares a house on the riverbank with a brother he hasn't spoken to in years. On the banks of the marshes, the tides mark the time of love and heartbreak, of friendship and revenge.
Koldo Almandoz has written several short films, documentaries and experimental pieces, such as Belarra (2002), Columba Palumbus (2007) and Hubert Le Blonen azken hegaldia (The Last Flight of Hubert Le Blon, 2014). His first feature, Sipo phantasma (Ghost Ship, 2016), screened in the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera section at San Sebastian. That same year he participated with the segment Narcisso in the collective film Kalebegiak, also screened at San Sebastian, in the Velodrome. In 2017 he returned to Zabaltegi-Tabakalera with the short film, Plágan (Plague). In 2008 he was a member of the Altadis-New Directors Jury in San Sebastian. Oreina is his second feature.