Spain / 2018 / Euskera, French, Spanish, Arab with Spanish and English subtitles / 88
Marian Fernández Pascal
Javier Agirre Erauso
Laulad Ahmed Saleh, Patxi Bisquert, Ramon Agirre, Erika Olaizola, Iraia Elias
Mar 7 - 18:00 Cine Colombia (Plaza Bocagrande) 1
Mar 8 - 21:45 Cine Colombia (Caribe Plaza) 6
Mar 10 - 16:00 Cine Colombia (Paseo de la Castellana) 3
On the outskirts of the city, industrial factories and marshlands come together where the elderly still live their lives full of deep-rooted traditions. This area where everything merges, a cold and gray territory, is the perfect place to play with remembrance and symbolism. There, Khalil, a young immigrant from the Maghreb, does his best to adapt and get by. As part of his routine, he spends long hours in the marshland with a stealthy old man that lives in an enormous house that he shares with his brother, who he hasn’t talked to in years. What is left unsaid, the spying on one another, the eavesdropping, and looking at each other from a distance contributes even more to the sensation of a fable. One which emanates love, hate, and a lack of communication through these characters, uprooted or not, but who are always alone. An ancestral town like the Basque, maybe one of the least mestizo in the world, where immigration seems to be finding its own way to make a place.
CONTACT & PRESS KIT
Director, book editor and teacher. Author of radio fiction. Over the last 25 years, he has written and directed Sîpo Phantasma, Belarra, Ahate Pasa or Hubert Leblon's Last Flight, which have participated in festivals such as Semaine de la Critica Cannes, Rotterdam, San Sebastián or Bafici, among others. He was a Member of the selection committee of the Film Festival Punto de Vista (2015-2017).