CANCELLED: Cinema from the Basque country – debates and experiences 0+

(Cinema from the Basque country – debates and experiences), 120 min
CANCELLED: Cinema from the Basque country – debates and experiences

Velmi se omlouváme těm, kteří se těšili na tyto komentované projekce děl baskické kinematografie. Hostům, na nichž byl celý program postaven, byl v důsledku bezpečnostních opatření souvisejících s teroristickými útoky v Bruselu zrušen let, a nemohou se tak dostat do ČR. Program jsme nuceni zrušit a nahradit jiným.

We are very sorry – the event has been cancelled. Due to terrorist attacks in Brussels, our guests’ flight has been cancelled and they are currently unable to come to the Czech Republic.


Guests: Kepa Sojo (director) and Sonia Pacios (producer)

The filmmaker will discuss the origin, influences, production, shooting and festival touring of the first short film (awarded with 27 prizes). The second short film is new and shot in Basque, and it was finished in March 2016. Therefore, the premiere of this short film will be in the Czech Republic.

Selection of two short films:

Madman with Crossbow (Loco con Ballesta; 2013)
Synopsis: Pedro and his son Javier go to the mountains to pick up mushrooms.
Duration: 17 minutes
Language: Spanish (English subtitles)

Funeral (Hileta; 2016)
Synopsis: In a Basque village in 1925 a funeral is given for the young Inge, wife of Mikel Martikorena, who has suddenly died. While being visited by several important village members, Martin, the family patriarch, is only concerned about the absence of his middle son, Joanes, who has gone insane for having studied theology and who wanders in the mountains preaching about the return of the dead. Based on a sequence from Ordet (The Word, 1955), by Carl Theodor Dreyer.
Duration: 23 minutes
Language: Basque (English subtitles)

Kepa Sojo (director)
Apart from his teaching activity in the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Kepa Sojo is the director of Cortada (Short Film Festival of Vitoria-Gasteiz). From 2005 to 2007 he was a member of the organizing committee of the European New Cinema Festival in Vitoria-Gasteiz, and from 2007 to 2011 he was the director of the Basque Cinema Festival of Amurrio (Begibistan). He has made one feature film, four short films and a television series. He has obtained 67 awards and was nominated for the Fiction Short Film category in the Goya Awards in February 2015.

Sonia Pacios (audiovisual producer)
Creator of Kuttuna Filmak, the company that has recently produced Hileta (by Kepa Sojo) and False Flag (by Asier Urbieta). She also created Banatu Filmak, the company that produced Loco con Ballesta.

Event is organized by Department of Romance Languages and Literatures (Faculty of Arts, MU), University Cinema Scala, Etxepare Basque Institute, the University of the Basque Country and the Spanish Instituto Cervantes.

Free entry.


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