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2019. 67th Edition
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Zinemira Award: Jose María 'Txepe' Lara
Zinemira Award: Jose María 'Txepe' Lara
Opening Night Film
Varados / Stranded
Helena Taberna
Spain 
In the Mediterranean, the sea around which our civilisation took shape, thousands of refugees wait for Europe to take them in. At the doors of the old continent, they struggle to keep their hope alive despite the precarious conditions under which they survive every day. Varados (Stranded) looks at the everyday life of these long-term refugees. In Athens squats or in refugee cam...

In the Mediterranean, the sea around which our civilisation took shape, thousands of refugees wait for Europe to take them in. At the doors of the old continent, they struggle to keep their hope alive despite the precarious conditions under which they survive every day. Varados (Stranded) looks at the everyday life of these long-term refugees. In Athens squats or in refugee camps spread across the country, these men and women still wait for the documents that will allow them to continue with their lives.

70 Binladens / 70 Big Ones
Koldo Serra
Spain 
Raquel is a desperate woman. Her personal situation has driven her to the point where she needs 35,000 euros (colloquially known as '70 binladens'), and she needs them in the next 24 hours. Her last hope is a bank loan. When two armed robber burst into the place just as she’s about to seal the transaction the situation will become complicated for Raquel, who has no ch...

Raquel is a desperate woman. Her personal situation has driven her to the point where she needs 35,000 euros (colloquially known as '70 binladens'), and she needs them in the next 24 hours. Her last hope is a bank loan. When two armed robber burst into the place just as she’s about to seal the transaction the situation will become complicated for Raquel, who has no choice: time’s running out and she has to leave there with the money, no matter what the cost.

El doble más quince / Double plus Fifteen
Mikel Rueda Sasieta
Spain 
Imagine a woman. Around 45 years old. Slender, attractive, but somewhat ravaged by age. Can you see her? Now put her in a stretch of wasteland. Alone. Sitting on the bonnet of her saloon car. Waiting. She’s waiting for someone. She’s nervous. Someone’s coming towards her from the distance. It looks like a boy. Yes, it’s a boy, a 16-year-old kid pedalling his bike. He st...

Imagine a woman. Around 45 years old. Slender, attractive, but somewhat ravaged by age. Can you see her? Now put her in a stretch of wasteland. Alone. Sitting on the bonnet of her saloon car. Waiting. She’s waiting for someone. She’s nervous. Someone’s coming towards her from the distance. It looks like a boy. Yes, it’s a boy, a 16-year-old kid pedalling his bike. He stops in front of her. They look at one another. Uncomfortable. They don’t know what to say. They don’t know what to do. He sees her smoking. “You told me you’d stopped”, he says to her. “And you told me you were older”, she answers, half-nervous, half-angry. “So what now?” he insists, nervous, very nervous. That’s exactly the question. What now? What would happen if a 45-year-old woman and a boy of 16 were to get to know one another online and arrange to meet for sex? That’s the basic premise of El doble más quince.

Elkano, Lehen Mundu Bira
Ángel Alonso
Spain 
The first round-the-world trip. A voyage into the unknown which began in the command of Magellan and was completed by Juan Sebastián Elcano. Storms, hunger, tribes... Five ships set sail from Seville. Three years later, only one made it back. An incredible adventure around a planet whose round shape was finally demonstrated.

The first round-the-world trip. A voyage into the unknown which began in the command of Magellan and was completed by Juan Sebastián Elcano. Storms, hunger, tribes... Five ships set sail from Seville. Three years later, only one made it back. An incredible adventure around a planet whose round shape was finally demonstrated.

Glittering Misfits
Iban del Campo
Spain 
Dirty Martini and Tigger!, stars of the New York underground scene, reveal some of the secrets of their provocative and remonstrative forms of artistic expression in New York’s Off-Off-Broadway. Meanwhile, they will help us to understand from their everyday intimacy the reasons, the struggles and the keys that keep them in their place as the figures and references of the burl...

Dirty Martini and Tigger!, stars of the New York underground scene, reveal some of the secrets of their provocative and remonstrative forms of artistic expression in New York’s Off-Off-Broadway. Meanwhile, they will help us to understand from their everyday intimacy the reasons, the struggles and the keys that keep them in their place as the figures and references of the burlesque revival, more than 20 years after the phenomenon exploded in the New York of the 90s.

Hiru uhinak - Les trois vagues / The Three Waves
Loïc Legrand
France 
I thought the legend was marvellous and outrageous. But what meaning could we give it today? I publish an announcement offering to make a film based on that old story. Lili, Aña and Ekaitz reply with curiosity and an eagerness for cinema. Together they address the tale of the three waves to make it their own.

I thought the legend was marvellous and outrageous. But what meaning could we give it today? I publish an announcement offering to make a film based on that old story. Lili, Aña and Ekaitz reply with curiosity and an eagerness for cinema. Together they address the tale of the three waves to make it their own.

La Pequeña Suiza
Kepa Sojo
Spain - Portugal 
The film follows the eventful tale of the inhabitants of a fictional Castilian village nestling in the heart of the Basque Country called Tellería, which, after 700 years of history, wants to become part of the Basque territory. When the Basque government refuses their request to join the region, an intriguing discovery in the local shrine leads the intrepid villagers to seek ...

The film follows the eventful tale of the inhabitants of a fictional Castilian village nestling in the heart of the Basque Country called Tellería, which, after 700 years of history, wants to become part of the Basque territory. When the Basque government refuses their request to join the region, an intriguing discovery in the local shrine leads the intrepid villagers to seek annexation to one of the world’s most highly developed nations: Switzerland.

Muga deitzen da pausoa / Stepping into the Boundary
Maider Oleaga
Spain 
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...

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.

Paseko txoriak
Juanmi Gutiérrez
Spain 
It all started in July 2018. Groups of migrants coming from Africa endeavouring to cross the border with France started arriving at Irun train station. They would sleep in the street. The charities working in the town succeeded in convincing the squatters’ movements to take a hand in the matter by letting them use their places. The wave of generosity spread to the people of I...

It all started in July 2018. Groups of migrants coming from Africa endeavouring to cross the border with France started arriving at Irun train station. They would sleep in the street. The charities working in the town succeeded in convincing the squatters’ movements to take a hand in the matter by letting them use their places. The wave of generosity spread to the people of Irun.

Soinujolearen semea / The Accordionist's Son
Fernando Bernues
Spain 
David Imaz had to flee from the Basque Country in the mid-seventies, repudiated by his people, accused of betrayal. Despite having found happiness in California, his past still weighs heavily on him and the feeling of guilt prevents him from being able to peacefully enjoy the last days of his life. Joseba Altuna, his childhood friend, comes to say goodbye and to settle the scor...

David Imaz had to flee from the Basque Country in the mid-seventies, repudiated by his people, accused of betrayal. Despite having found happiness in California, his past still weighs heavily on him and the feeling of guilt prevents him from being able to peacefully enjoy the last days of his life. Joseba Altuna, his childhood friend, comes to say goodbye and to settle the score while he's at it. It's been a long time since they saw one another, but the time has come to face the truth. Based on the novel of the same name by Bernardo Atxaga.

Artiko / Arctic
Josu Venero, Jesus Mari Lazkano
Spain 
Zinemira Kimuak
Resting on the table is the map of my last trip to the Svalbard archipelago, at the North Pole. That map, crumpled and broken, has become a form of mental cartography, a territory of painting and drawing, a new and exciting space for the imagination.

Resting on the table is the map of my last trip to the Svalbard archipelago, at the North Pole. That map, crumpled and broken, has become a form of mental cartography, a territory of painting and drawing, a new and exciting space for the imagination.


El infierno / Hell
Raúl de la Fuente
Spain 
Zinemira Kimuak
Chennu committed his first crime when he was 15 years old: being a street kid. And then he entered hell: Pademba Road. The adult prison in Free­town. In hell, Mr. Sillah is in charge, and there is no hope. Chennu got out after four years. Now he wants to go back.

Chennu committed his first crime when he was 15 years old: being a street kid. And then he entered hell: Pademba Road. The adult prison in Free­town. In hell, Mr. Sillah is in charge, and there is no hope. Chennu got out after four years. Now he wants to go back.

Labo
Jesus Mª Palacios
Spain 
Zinemira Kimuak
Labo is a stroll through the memory of the former Francisco Franco Labour University of Tarragona, not only through its buildings but also the remembrance of those who inhabited them. It is a journey into our past that will enable us to better understand the present and the future.

Labo is a stroll through the memory of the former Francisco Franco Labour University of Tarragona, not only through its buildings but also the remembrance of those who inhabited them. It is a journey into our past that will enable us to better understand the present and the future.

Leyenda dorada / The Golden Legend
Ion de Sosa, Chema García Ibarra
Spain 
Zinemira Kimuak
A summer day in the municipal swimming pool: heat, teenagers, families, couples, dips, beers and sandwiches in the bar. An adolescent medium tries to locate someone by moving a pendulum over a map of Spain. In the midst of the ordinary goings on something extraordinary happens: a boy on the verge of drowning is saved by a person who walks on the water of the pool to get to him....

A summer day in the municipal swimming pool: heat, teenagers, families, couples, dips, beers and sandwiches in the bar. An adolescent medium tries to locate someone by moving a pendulum over a map of Spain. In the midst of the ordinary goings on something extraordinary happens: a boy on the verge of drowning is saved by a person who walks on the water of the pool to get to him. The miracle is accepted naturally by the other bathers and the summer afternoon continues as if nothing had happened. 

Lursaguak
Izibene Oñederra
Spain 
Zinemira Kimuak
As Hélène Cixous would say, we precisely live in this time when the conceptual basis of an age-old culture is being undermined by millions of moles of a species never seen before.

As Hélène Cixous would say, we precisely live in this time when the conceptual basis of an age-old culture is being undermined by millions of moles of a species never seen before.

Mateoren ama / Mateo’s Mother
Aitor Arregi, Jose Mari Goenaga
Spain 
Zinemira Kimuak
After a period of time without seeing his mother, Angel Mari plucks up the courage to visit her at the nursing home to which she has been admitted. He doesn’t like seeing how his mother has disappeared under the skin of a senile old woman who does not recognise her own children.

After a period of time without seeing his mother, Angel Mari plucks up the courage to visit her at the nursing home to which she has been admitted. He doesn’t like seeing how his mother has disappeared under the skin of a senile old woman who does not recognise her own children.

Medvedek / Bear
Ainhoa Gutiérrez del Pozo
Spain 
Zinemira Kimuak
The arrival of two Slovenian bears in the Pyrenees of Navarre alters their balance. The bear has been a natural inhabitant of the Pyrenees for millions of years. However, its disappearance led to the transformation of the area. The presence of these new inhabitants brings old conflicts back to the fore.

The arrival of two Slovenian bears in the Pyrenees of Navarre alters their balance. The bear has been a natural inhabitant of the Pyrenees for millions of years. However, its disappearance led to the transformation of the area. The presence of these new inhabitants brings old conflicts back to the fore.

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