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2021. 69th Edition
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Opening Night Film
No somos nada / We Are Nothing
Javier Corcuera
Spain - Peru 
La Polla Records, one of the most legendary punk bands, returns to bid its farewell. To celebrate the group's last tour, its singer, Evaristo Páramos, revives 40 years of history from his town in the Basque Country. This is the extraordinary tale of villagers who revolutionised incensed music with songs turned into hymns by their thousands of followers.

La Polla Records, one of the most legendary punk bands, returns to bid its farewell. To celebrate the group's last tour, its singer, Evaristo Páramos, revives 40 years of history from his town in the Basque Country. This is the extraordinary tale of villagers who revolutionised incensed music with songs turned into hymns by their thousands of followers.

Closing Night Film
Aztarnak - Huellas / Imprints
Maru Solores
Spain 
Is the seed of happiness planted during childhood? The early years of our lives, the ones we no longer remember, leave a deep imprint on us. But is that imprint permanent? Or does it perhaps evolve? This is the voyage to that place forgotten by the memory, a journey from the mother I have become today to the baby I once was.

Is the seed of happiness planted during childhood? The early years of our lives, the ones we no longer remember, leave a deep imprint on us. But is that imprint permanent? Or does it perhaps evolve? This is the voyage to that place forgotten by the memory, a journey from the mother I have become today to the baby I once was.

Bolante baten historia / Story of a Steering Wheel
Iñaki Alforja, Iban Toledo
Spain 
A forced disappearance doesn't only end with the life of the person who has disappeared, but generates, like the ripples of a stone thrown into water, an enormous emotional scar in their families and in society. In the early 80s, José Miguel Etxeberria Álvarez, alias 'Naparra', a member of the Autonomous Anti-capitalist Commandos, was disappeared. Between crossed ...

A forced disappearance doesn't only end with the life of the person who has disappeared, but generates, like the ripples of a stone thrown into water, an enormous emotional scar in their families and in society. In the early 80s, José Miguel Etxeberria Álvarez, alias 'Naparra', a member of the Autonomous Anti-capitalist Commandos, was disappeared. Between crossed statements, numerous vindications and judicial indifference, his family will try to find an answer for his disappearance. More than forty years later, Eneko has taken up the baton of the search for his brother to close the wound that has remained open for so many years. 

El radioaficionado / The Radio Amateur
Iker Elorrieta
Spain 
Following his mother’s death, Nicolas, a young 30-year-old with autism, decides to return to his hometown. He wants to fulfil a mission, to get onto the high seas in two days. There he meets Ane, his only childhood friend, and enlists her help.  But Niko’s barriers when it comes to communicating won’t make it easy for him. It turns out that not everybody is on the sa...

Following his mother’s death, Nicolas, a young 30-year-old with autism, decides to return to his hometown. He wants to fulfil a mission, to get onto the high seas in two days. There he meets Ane, his only childhood friend, and enlists her help.  But Niko’s barriers when it comes to communicating won’t make it easy for him. It turns out that not everybody is on the same wavelength.

Erlauntza / The Hive
Mireia Gabilondo
Spain 
A group of childhood friends have rented a country house for a hen night. But the years have taken their toll and despite the very strong ties between them, nothing is what it used to be; or maybe it is... What was initially going to be a mad weekend will become a little crazier if possible; dirty linen, things they never said to one another, confessions, alcohol, drugs and a b...

A group of childhood friends have rented a country house for a hen night. But the years have taken their toll and despite the very strong ties between them, nothing is what it used to be; or maybe it is... What was initially going to be a mad weekend will become a little crazier if possible; dirty linen, things they never said to one another, confessions, alcohol, drugs and a beehive. They say that in the animal kingdom the bees are the beings that communicate best. And apparently they do it by dancing...

Fantasía
Aitor Merino
Spain 
Ikusmira Berriak II
Siblings Amaia and Aitor are about to turn fifty. They have no children. From a very young age they have lived apart from their parents, Kontxi and Iñaki, now retired. One summer they all meet up on the cruise ship Fantasía. On the high seas time seems to have stopped, but beyond the horizon reality continues to forge its way ahead tirelessly.

Siblings Amaia and Aitor are about to turn fifty. They have no children. From a very young age they have lived apart from their parents, Kontxi and Iñaki, now retired. One summer they all meet up on the cruise ship Fantasía. On the high seas time seems to have stopped, but beyond the horizon reality continues to forge its way ahead tirelessly.

Ilargi Guztiak. Todas las lunas / All the Moons
Igor Legarreta
Spain - France 
During the death throes of the last Carlist war, a young girl is rescued from an orphanage by a mysterious woman who lives deep in the forest. Badly wounded and feeling herself to be on the edge of death, the girl will see the woman as an angel who has come to take her up to heaven... Before long she discovers that the strange being has given her eternal life, obliging her to l...

During the death throes of the last Carlist war, a young girl is rescued from an orphanage by a mysterious woman who lives deep in the forest. Badly wounded and feeling herself to be on the edge of death, the girl will see the woman as an angel who has come to take her up to heaven... Before long she discovers that the strange being has given her eternal life, obliging her to live in the darkness of the night, "eternally" together. In this new condition, she will have to deal with the painful passing of time enclosed in a girl's body, until she meets Cándido, a poor man who will take her into his home as his own daughter and who will accompany her in the fight against her own nature and in the dream of recovering the life snatched from her. Ilargi Guztiak. Todas las lunas is a fantastic fable reflecting on the fear of death and immortality.

Kuartk Valley
Maider Oleaga
Spain 
Late 2005 in Kuartango, a remote valley in the province of Álava (Basque Country). Two men pledge to make an old dream come true: to shoot a western. With neither money nor technical crew, they convince their community to play some of the characters in the film. Algo más que morir, the first Basque western, premiered at the Almería Western Film Festival in 2014, carrying off...

Late 2005 in Kuartango, a remote valley in the province of Álava (Basque Country). Two men pledge to make an old dream come true: to shoot a western. With neither money nor technical crew, they convince their community to play some of the characters in the film. Algo más que morir, the first Basque western, premiered at the Almería Western Film Festival in 2014, carrying off two of the biggest awards. The legend of this collective adventure finally brought to light by Kuartk Valley is now forged. 

O gemer / The Moaning
Xabier Erkizia
Spain 
O gemer is an experimental film on the geographic and historical voyage of the peculiar sound of the so-called "Basque ox carts". Said sound, which could be heard until the decade of the 60s in part of the Bay of Biscay, has now practically disappeared from the Iberian peninsula. The film travels from the silence of the sound in our territory today, until its reappearance, foll...

O gemer is an experimental film on the geographic and historical voyage of the peculiar sound of the so-called "Basque ox carts". Said sound, which could be heard until the decade of the 60s in part of the Bay of Biscay, has now practically disappeared from the Iberian peninsula. The film travels from the silence of the sound in our territory today, until its reappearance, following years of research, in the central area of Brazil. This particular screeching sound (yet in tune) made by the cart when moving forward, questions our senses and our experience of what the world that we see sounds like.

Pandemic Tour 2020 Belako
Hernán Zin
Spain 
In mid-March 2020 covid-19 stopped the world. And it stopped the music too. Unceremoniously. We were all locked down in our homes. Belako, the band from Bizkaia to have reaped all Music Awards in Spain, BMG's major bet in Europe and Mexico for 2020, having given the first concert in their world tour, had to come home after the President of the USA, Donald Trump, issued a me...

In mid-March 2020 covid-19 stopped the world. And it stopped the music too. Unceremoniously. We were all locked down in our homes. Belako, the band from Bizkaia to have reaped all Music Awards in Spain, BMG's major bet in Europe and Mexico for 2020, having given the first concert in their world tour, had to come home after the President of the USA, Donald Trump, issued a message to close all borders, effectively cancelling the more than 60 concerts they had planned for the year 2020. How they lived those months. How they communicated with one another from the isolation of their homes. How they reinvented themselves. How they created the first world tour mid-pandemic by coming up with a road movie round drive-in cinemas in camper vans that surprised media throughout Europe. And how they tackled the challenge and moved forward with strength, imagination and enthusiasm.

Paperezko Hegoak
Josu Martinez, Samara Velte
Spain 
How did the operation against Euskaldunon Egunkaria come about? Why did the Spanish state decide to attack it? What did they hope to achieve by arresting, torturing and publicly humiliating known and prestigious people in the field of Basque cultural activity? Why did the Civil Guard close the only newspaper in the Basque language? This documentary tries to find answers to thes...

How did the operation against Euskaldunon Egunkaria come about? Why did the Spanish state decide to attack it? What did they hope to achieve by arresting, torturing and publicly humiliating known and prestigious people in the field of Basque cultural activity? Why did the Civil Guard close the only newspaper in the Basque language? This documentary tries to find answers to these questions, focussing on the different keys and factors of the period. The result of an exhaustive investigation, through the testimonials of front-line personalities and thanks to unseen images taken from the archives of the newspaper itself, the film takes the angle of uncovering perspectives and details unknown until now.

Azaletik azalera / Skin to Skin
Mel Arranz
Spain 
Zinemira Kimuak
Between lines and shapes, hands touch; they explore and experience each other, wanting to break down the boundaries between their skin.

Between lines and shapes, hands touch; they explore and experience each other, wanting to break down the boundaries between their skin.

Berak baleki / If They Knew
Aitor Gametxo
Spain 
Zinemira Kimuak
Every day, Martin fills the set he works on with excitement. However, in his personal life he feels a great emptiness.

Every day, Martin fills the set he works on with excitement. However, in his personal life he feels a great emptiness.

Heltzear
Mikel Gurrea
Spain 
Zinemira Kimuak
San Sebastian, the year 2000. The Basque conflict is ongoing. While writing a letter to her absent brother, Sara, a 15-year-old mountain climber, trains for the hardest ascent of her life.

San Sebastian, the year 2000. The Basque conflict is ongoing. While writing a letter to her absent brother, Sara, a 15-year-old mountain climber, trains for the hardest ascent of her life.

Inner Outer Space
Laida Lertxundi
Spain 
Zinemira Kimuak
A group of non-professional actors develops a series of sensory exercises including telepathic conversations, going for walks with their eyes covered and plein air drawing in the sea and mountain landscapes of the Basque Country. This is how they proceed with their desire to touch and to be in the post-confinement reality.

A group of non-professional actors develops a series of sensory exercises including telepathic conversations, going for walks with their eyes covered and plein air drawing in the sea and mountain landscapes of the Basque Country. This is how they proceed with their desire to touch and to be in the post-confinement reality.

Resonancias / Resonances
Iñigo Aranburu
Spain 
Zinemira Kimuak
The sounds and voices recorded in the past are played today on a large sound box.

The sounds and voices recorded in the past are played today on a large sound box.

Trumoiak / Thunder
Iker Maguregi
Spain 
Zinemira Kimuak
Two brothers play on the beach with firecrackers. They find a motor home that looks abandoned and decide to inspect its interior. Being drawn to risk is the basis of their relationship.

Two brothers play on the beach with firecrackers. They find a motor home that looks abandoned and decide to inspect its interior. Being drawn to risk is the basis of their relationship.

Ur azpian lore / Flower under Water
Aitor Oñederra
Spain 
Zinemira Kimuak
I couldn’t tell anyone about it. I was all alone.

I couldn’t tell anyone about it. I was all alone.

Zerua blu / Blue Sky
Lur Olaizola
Spain 
Zinemira Kimuak
On January 24th, 1954, Mamaddi, aged 22, took a boat from Le Havre to New York. But her journey began earlier in her hometown movie theater, with images coming off the screen and never disappearing: a beautiful Cadillac, a young woman, the blue sky.

On January 24th, 1954, Mamaddi, aged 22, took a boat from Le Havre to New York. But her journey began earlier in her hometown movie theater, with images coming off the screen and never disappearing: a beautiful Cadillac, a young woman, the blue sky.

Etxean / Home
Mikel Rueda
Spain 
Itxitik
Past years full of resentment, unhealed wounds and unrequited affection. With covid-19 and lockdown as the enemy at the doors, María Luisa and Mai, mother and daughter, will spend a whole night together.

Past years full of resentment, unhealed wounds and unrequited affection. With covid-19 and lockdown as the enemy at the doors, María Luisa and Mai, mother and daughter, will spend a whole night together.

Hikikomori
Borja Crespo
Spain 
Itxitik
Nara is a young YouTuber who never leaves her bedroom. She lives in voluntary isolation, narrating her confinement online until a world pandemic obliges everyone to stay in their homes.

Nara is a young YouTuber who never leaves her bedroom. She lives in voluntary isolation, narrating her confinement online until a world pandemic obliges everyone to stay in their homes.

Los días que (nunca) fueron
Kevin Iglesias
Spain 
Itxitik
Three personalities are about to live the best moment of their lives... until a strange phenomenon makes its appearance.

Three personalities are about to live the best moment of their lives... until a strange phenomenon makes its appearance.

Kinka
Maider Oleaga
Spain 
Itxitik
Two strangers, Doroty, a domestic employee from Central America aged around 45, and Mari, an elderly woman who is hard of hearing, are forced to spend the lockdown together to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Two strangers, Doroty, a domestic employee from Central America aged around 45, and Mari, an elderly woman who is hard of hearing, are forced to spend the lockdown together to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Serendipia
Iban del Campo
Spain 
Itxitik
A female Basque virologist spends lockdown in a state-of-the-art laboratory to try to find a coronavirus vaccination.

A female Basque virologist spends lockdown in a state-of-the-art laboratory to try to find a coronavirus vaccination.

Tartea
Imanol Gómez de Segura
Spain 
Itxitik
Tartea tells the true story of an incident which took place on 26 March 2020 between an outside worker at Santiago Hospital (Vitoria-Gasteiz) and a covid-19 patient on the fourth floor. A "small" true and compassionate story about isolation.

Tartea tells the true story of an incident which took place on 26 March 2020 between an outside worker at Santiago Hospital (Vitoria-Gasteiz) and a covid-19 patient on the fourth floor. A "small" true and compassionate story about isolation.

Vatios
David Pérez Sañudo
Spain 
Itxitik
Laida Mentxaka, a senior cyclist, is having trouble recovering from an unfortunate injury. During the State of Emergency, lockdown is announced. Nobody from the Spanish Anti-Doping Agency will call at her door in 2 weeks.

Laida Mentxaka, a senior cyclist, is having trouble recovering from an unfortunate injury. During the State of Emergency, lockdown is announced. Nobody from the Spanish Anti-Doping Agency will call at her door in 2 weeks.

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