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Basque Shorts + Director Q&A

Basque Shorts + Director Q&A
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23 May 2019 6pm

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Hyde Park Picture House

Brudenell Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1JD

In collaboration with AECID Film Archive, CinemaAttic Edinburgh, Etxepare Basque Institute and the Instituto Cervantes in Manchester-Leeds, the Kimuak program, aimed at promoting Basque short filmmaking, presents a meticulously selected collection of the best Basque shorts of 2018. The films vary from fiction works to documentaries and transport viewers to various places from Spanish Pyrenees to a desolate village of Lower Navarre, posing philosophical questions to human existence and losing touch with nature.

The free showing of the shorts will be followed by a Q&A with director Maddi Barber (Above 592 Meters).

The programme includes:

Above 592 Meters (592 Metroz Goiti, dir. Maddi Barber) - Pictured
A documentary about the construction of Itoiz Dam on the slopes of the Spanish Pyrenees in the 1990s that flooded seven villages, displacing the residents 592 meters higher up, scarring the landscape and disturbing the relationship between people and their environment.

Mother (Ama, dir. Josu Martinez)
Summer of 1915. In the Baigorri village of Lower Navarre, a woman lives waiting for a letter.

Still Fireflies (Ancora Lucciole, dir. Maria Elorza)
In 1972, in one of his best-known articles, Pier Paolo Pasolini spoke of the disappearance of fireflies. A few months later he was murdered. Since then the fireflies have continued to disappear. But there are still people who remember them.

The Great Expedition (Espedizio Handia, dir. Iban del Campo)
Human beings want to be more than they are, more than stardust.

Kafenio Kastello (dir. Miguel Ángel Jiménez)
The centre of Athens. Surrounded by a world in crisis and generalised destruction, a small group of characters resist the end towards which they seem inevitably to be heading.

Do Not Wake Me Up (No Me Despertéis, dir. Sara Fantova)
Bilbao, 2009. Jone is a teenager in the 4th year of secondary school. In her school there is a strong activist and abertzale (nationalist) atmosphere. When her father takes a political post in the Basque Government, she is faced with the need to have a bodyguard and give up the life they had been living until then.

Waiting (Zain, dir. Pello Gutiérrez)
“Don’t ask me about the hidden reason of all dark things, or where the path of fickle time leads us.”

F-RATING: Triple
LANGUAGE: Basque/Spanish/Italian/French/Greek with English subtitles

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Wheelchair Access

Level access is available to the stalls via the Brudenell Road fire exit. There are four wheelchair spaces in the auditorium. Sadly at this time our toilets are not accessible via wheelchair. 

Hyde Park Picture House
  • Wheelchair access
  • Discussion
  • Film
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