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22/30 September 2017 - #65ssiff

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Muga deitzen da pausoa / Stepping into the Boundary
Zinemira
Maider Oleaga
Foto: Pablo Gómez
Maider Oleaga
Foto: Pablo Gómez

Two women meet at an old apartment in San Sebastian (in the Basque Country). One is alive and a filmmaker; the other is called Elvira Zipitria Irastorza, who died in 1982. The filmmaker discovers that she’s living in a place heavy with an invisible presence, with myriad barely audible echoes. Some ring out from the Franco dictatorship, when Elvira created a clandestine school in the Basque language. The former tenant of the house was an important figure in 20th century Basque culture and politics. But she remains in the shadows. The filmmaker, driven by the need to find out more about the woman, starts to investigate. An anything but easy quest will soon take the shape of performances. Making the film represents the ultimate way to approach Elvira.

BIOGRAPHY

Maider Oleaga (Bilbao, 1976) has written and directed the documentaries Verabredung (2017), winner of the Doc España section at the Valladolid International Film Festival (Seminci), Esperanza (2012) and Amaren ideia (Mum’s idea, 2010), as well as several fiction shorts including Sitios prestados al aire (Vacant Spaces, 2010) and Luce neón (Light Up Neon), a segment of the collective film Gure Oroitzapenak / Destierros (Exiles, 2018), presented in Zinemira at the San Sebastian Festival. The Donostia event also screened the documentary Iragan Gunea Berlin (2016), the germ of Verabredung. The project Paso al límite (Stepping into the Boundary), now converted into the documentary Muga deitzen da pausoa, was selected in 2015 for the first edition of the Ikusmira Berriak programme. The film was shown at the last Gijon Festival.

CAST & CREW
Director
Maider Oleaga
Screenplay
Maider Oleaga
Production
Izar Films
Izaskun Arandia
REC
José Luis Rubio
Gariza Films
Lara Izaguirre
Distribution
Atera Films
Photography
David Aguilar
Edition
Peio Gutierrez, Maider Oleaga
Music
Stéphane Garin, Stéphane Mathieu
Format
DCP FOLLOWING DCI
Running Time
79 m.
Country
Spain
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