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Zumiriki Oskar Alegria

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Once there was an island. Today, thanks to the dam, it is underwater. Along with the island, the filmmaker’s childhood vanished beneath the waves. He used to play and daydream there, near his great grandmother’s sheep pen. He decides to revisit his past, inventing his very own Walden: nothing but a cabin, a broken clock, a garden and two hens to fill his solitary days – along with a lone cow who haunts the landscape. Childhood, memories and movie magic come together in this one-of-a-kind film, bursting with inventiveness, poetry and dreams. Oskar Alegria (En quête d’Emak Bakia, RIDM 2012) becomes an anthropological Crusoe, determined to raise the ghosts of the vanished world of Basque sheep pastures.

Presented in collaboration with L'Office culturel de l'Ambassade d'Espagne au Canada and The Etxepare Basque Institute

Zumiriki

  • Country : Spain
  • Year : 2019
  • V.O : Basque, Spanish
  • Subtitles : French or English
  • Duration : 122 MIN
  • Cinematography : Oskar Alegria
  • Editing : Oskar Alegria
  • Production : Oskar Alegria
  • Music : Ainara LeGardon, Xabier Erkizia, Elias Alegria, Maria Azcona
  • Sound Design : Oskar Alegria
Filmography of Oskar Alegria :

En quête d'Emak Bakia (2012)

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