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2020. 68th Edition
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Opening Night Film
Nora
Lara Izagirre
Spain - France 
VII Europe-Latin America Co-production Forum
Nora is 30 years old; she lives with her Argentinian grandfather Nicolás and regularly takes care of her friend Meri's children. She writes the horoscope for the town newspaper, although her dream is to be a travel writer. When her grandfather dies, she inherits an old Dyane 6. Despite being a terrible driver, Nora will set out aimlessly on a road trip along the Basque coa...

Nora is 30 years old; she lives with her Argentinian grandfather Nicolás and regularly takes care of her friend Meri's children. She writes the horoscope for the town newspaper, although her dream is to be a travel writer. When her grandfather dies, she inherits an old Dyane 6. Despite being a terrible driver, Nora will set out aimlessly on a road trip along the Basque coast so that her grandfather's ashes may finally rest beside those of her grandmother. The road will soon teach her that she's not a born traveller and that her dream had nothing to do with roving, but was only an excuse for the chance to be free, to grow, to close wounds and, for the first time, to find her own happiness.

Closing Night Film
Lobster Soup
Pepe Andreu , Rafael Molés
Spain - Iceland - Lithuania 
Every morning Krilli prepares the myriad ingredients required to make the lobster soup at the Bryggjan café, a tiny eatery in Iceland’s dullest town. His wife helps him in the kitchen and yearns to return to Rejkyavik. In the café, Krilli’s brother Alli sits with the old fishermen, the last boxer in Iceland and the translator of Don Quixote into Icelandic. Every day they ...

Every morning Krilli prepares the myriad ingredients required to make the lobster soup at the Bryggjan café, a tiny eatery in Iceland’s dullest town. His wife helps him in the kitchen and yearns to return to Rejkyavik. In the café, Krilli’s brother Alli sits with the old fishermen, the last boxer in Iceland and the translator of Don Quixote into Icelandic. Every day they find a new answer to the world’s problems. Once a month the neighbours meet at the Bryggjan café to remember those who died in Grindavik and pronounce their names. Four crazy musicians play jazz. A few lost tourists turn up at the fishing harbour and are captivated by the atmosphere in the café. Real people, they think. A real place. On the other side of the mountain is the Blue Lagoon, the island’s great attraction. People from all over the world come in fascination to see the volcanoes, the ice and the genesis of the Earth. But now the mountain, the tourists and the lava field seem to increasingly push the whole town towards the sea.

Atarrabi et Mikelats
Eugène Green
France - Belgium 
The goddess Mari entrusts her two sons, both born to a mortal father, to the Devil for their education. When they reach their majority, one, Mikelats, decides to stay with the master, while the other, Atarrabi, flees. But the Devil succeeds in retaining his shadow.

The goddess Mari entrusts her two sons, both born to a mortal father, to the Devil for their education. When they reach their majority, one, Mikelats, decides to stay with the master, while the other, Atarrabi, flees. But the Devil succeeds in retaining his shadow.

Caminho longe
Josu Martinez, Txaber Larreategi
Spain 
Former ETA militant Alfonso Etxegarai makes his way home after decades of exile on the African island Sao Tomé and Principe, to which he had been deported by France and Spain in 1986. He is accompanied by his indefatigable partner, Kristiane Etxaluz.

Former ETA militant Alfonso Etxegarai makes his way home after decades of exile on the African island Sao Tomé and Principe, to which he had been deported by France and Spain in 1986. He is accompanied by his indefatigable partner, Kristiane Etxaluz.

El Drogas
Natxo Leuza
Spain 
A biographical documentary which explores, like a river, the length and breadth of the figure of Enrique Villareal. A kind-hearted portrait where individual memory converges with its collective counterpart to bring us a tale taking an in-depth look at the historical and vital background of one of the leading lights of Rock & Roll in Spanish. An emotional story where we can ...

A biographical documentary which explores, like a river, the length and breadth of the figure of Enrique Villareal. A kind-hearted portrait where individual memory converges with its collective counterpart to bring us a tale taking an in-depth look at the historical and vital background of one of the leading lights of Rock & Roll in Spanish. An emotional story where we can observe the different faces and paths embraced by this singular artist. This is the story of a being who walks crooked so that he can see what's on the other side. It is the story of Enrique Villareal, “El Drogas”.

El Estado contra Pablo Ibar / The Miramar Murders: The State vs. Pablo Ibar
Olmo Figueredo
Spain 
In July 1994, Pablo Ibar is arrested, accused of a triple murder in Miami. A crime that shook the foundations of the whole community given that the whole thing was recorded on a home security camera. Although he defends his innocence throughout, Pablo is condemned to death and will spend more than 20 years in prison... until Florida Supreme Court confirms the lack of proof agai...

In July 1994, Pablo Ibar is arrested, accused of a triple murder in Miami. A crime that shook the foundations of the whole community given that the whole thing was recorded on a home security camera. Although he defends his innocence throughout, Pablo is condemned to death and will spend more than 20 years in prison... until Florida Supreme Court confirms the lack of proof against him and orders a retrial. Back in the starting box, the District Attorney’s office once again asks for the death sentence while the Ibar family sets about finding the money to pay for a trial that will cost more than a million dollars. This is his last chance.  

Hijos de Dios / God´s Children
Ekain Irigoien
Spain 
Javier and Romerales, two homeless veterans, sleep under one of the cornices surrounding Madrid’s tourist-packed Plaza de la Ópera. Together with them, a long journey will begin round the busy streets of the capital, where surviving without giving in to madness becomes all of an art. The friendship between these two characters and their outlandish lives make this film a hymn...

Javier and Romerales, two homeless veterans, sleep under one of the cornices surrounding Madrid’s tourist-packed Plaza de la Ópera. Together with them, a long journey will begin round the busy streets of the capital, where surviving without giving in to madness becomes all of an art. The friendship between these two characters and their outlandish lives make this film a hymn to life, death and dignity.

Jo ta ke / Non-stop
Aitziber Olaskoaga
Spain 
Ikusmira Berriak V
A film crew embark on a persistant search to find the cracks between two strongly polarised national identities. The successive refusals and silences will mark the way from the Basque Country to La Mancha, home of the first high-security prison built in Spain. A journey with no answers and a single question: How can we represent History when the images are denied to us?

A film crew embark on a persistant search to find the cracks between two strongly polarised national identities. The successive refusals and silences will mark the way from the Basque Country to La Mancha, home of the first high-security prison built in Spain. A journey with no answers and a single question: How can we represent History when the images are denied to us?

Non Dago Mikel? / Where Is Mikel?
Amaia Merino, Miguel Angel Llamas
Spain 
Account of the disappearance in 1985 of Mikel Zabalza, a young man from Navarre arrested by the Guardia Civil, who confused him with an ETA activist. For the 20 days that Zabalza was missing, the mistrust of Basque society towards the official version ended with huge protests and social unrest when his body was finally found floating in the waters of the Bidasoa River. Despite ...

Account of the disappearance in 1985 of Mikel Zabalza, a young man from Navarre arrested by the Guardia Civil, who confused him with an ETA activist. For the 20 days that Zabalza was missing, the mistrust of Basque society towards the official version ended with huge protests and social unrest when his body was finally found floating in the waters of the Bidasoa River. Despite the generalised conviction that Zabalza had died from torture, nobody was ever tried or punished for these occurrences. In November 2020 it will be 35 years since he died, and his family continues to call for the truth about what really happened.

Talento / Talent
David González Rudiez
Spain 
Jorge is a guerrilla filmmaker on the point of completing his latest and most ambitious work, the one he hopes will finally earn him an established place in the avant-garde film scene. An improbable grant leads to the reappearance of an old project that will turn his life upside down: to make a film with money, at last. A commercial film.

Jorge is a guerrilla filmmaker on the point of completing his latest and most ambitious work, the one he hopes will finally earn him an established place in the avant-garde film scene. An improbable grant leads to the reappearance of an old project that will turn his life upside down: to make a film with money, at last. A commercial film.

Urtzen
Telmo Esnal
Spain 
During lockdown, Telmo Esnal recovered a long-forgotten project: UR, a tale by Pablo Azkue taking a deep look at the conscience and the sea. Urtzen is a special cinematic essay, a curious collage which, recycling and reusing dialogues, images and music, reflects on existence.

During lockdown, Telmo Esnal recovered a long-forgotten project: UR, a tale by Pablo Azkue taking a deep look at the conscience and the sea. Urtzen is a special cinematic essay, a curious collage which, recycling and reusing dialogues, images and music, reflects on existence.

Barbudos
Tucker Dávila Wood, Larry Mankuso
Spain 
Zinemira Kimuak
April 2013. Despite the American embargo, citizen Bob Wood returns to Cuba almost 60 years after he left.

April 2013. Despite the American embargo, citizen Bob Wood returns to Cuba almost 60 years after he left.

Dar-dar
Paul Urkijo Alijo
Spain 
Zinemira Kimuak
Dar-dar is a mythical Basque demon that eats fingers. He says: ‘Dar, dar, dar, bring your finger for dinner. If you decline, I will return at night time and your soul will be mine’.

Dar-dar is a mythical Basque demon that eats fingers. He says: ‘Dar, dar, dar, bring your finger for dinner. If you decline, I will return at night time and your soul will be mine’.

Ehiza / Hunting
Hauazkena Taldea .
Spain 
Zinemira Kimuak
In 1969, artist Rafael Ruiz Balerdi made the short animated film Homenaje a Tarzán (Homage to Tarzan), which ended with an enigmatic «to be continued». Ehiza (Hunting) is its continuation. It accepts Balerdi's aesthetic proposal, but steps away from the colonial perspective of the films that inspired that work to depict the harshness of our own reality: harassment, viole...

In 1969, artist Rafael Ruiz Balerdi made the short animated film Homenaje a Tarzán (Homage to Tarzan), which ended with an enigmatic «to be continued». Ehiza (Hunting) is its continuation. It accepts Balerdi's aesthetic proposal, but steps away from the colonial perspective of the films that inspired that work to depict the harshness of our own reality: harassment, violence and destruction.

El ruido solar / Solar Noise
Pablo Hernando
Spain 
Zinemira Kimuak
A collection of stories about people who had a fleeting vision of the future after an inexplicable cosmic event.

A collection of stories about people who had a fleeting vision of the future after an inexplicable cosmic event.

Interior Taxi Noche / Interior Taxi Night
Iban del Campo, Silvia Rey
Spain 
Zinemira Kimuak
Based on one of the directors’ own experiences, this film is a somewhat ironical tribute to the famous hidden camera TV programme Taxicab Confessions and to New York City.

Based on one of the directors’ own experiences, this film is a somewhat ironical tribute to the famous hidden camera TV programme Taxicab Confessions and to New York City.

Quebrantos / Breaches
Maria Elorza, Koldo Almandoz
Spain 
Zinemira Kimuak
- You really loved him, didn’t you?- Yes. I stopped loving him recently.(Interferences. Silences. Fissures. Two women talking. A radio-graphy).

- You really loved him, didn’t you?

- Yes. I stopped loving him recently.

(Interferences. Silences. Fissures. Two women talking. A radio-graphy).

Ya no duermo
Marina Palacio
Spain 
Zinemira Kimuak
Ya no duermo is a family-made movie showing us Miguel and his Uncle Kechus, who want to shoot a film about vampires. In that endeavour to create something together, reality and fiction alternate, in a game which also shows the particular relationship established between boy and adult. 

Ya no duermo is a family-made movie showing us Miguel and his Uncle Kechus, who want to shoot a film about vampires. In that endeavour to create something together, reality and fiction alternate, in a game which also shows the particular relationship established between boy and adult. 

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