Kimuak. Basque Summer Short Film Night
18 Jun - 25 Jun|
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Join CinemaAttic for a Basque Midsummer Special as it returns to physical screenings with a special selection of short films from the Basque Country on Friday 18th June. The programme will also be available to watch online across the UK between 18-25 June.
Scotland and Basque Country. Two sister nations often compared and sharing parallel journeys, yet much remains unknown to us about Basque culture and traditions. Once again, CinemaAttic opens up a bridge to connect both cultures with a special Film Night showcasing Basque short films in partnership with the Kimuak programme, Etxepare and Filmoteca Vasca.
We recover the most rollercoasting side of our programmers, with films that go from Basque folkloric horror to surreal comedy (plenty of comedy). You’ll find masters of Spanish horror like Paul Urkijo (Errementari, The Blacksmith and the Devil), animation legends like Bego Vicario, Basque favourites like Koldo Almandoz (The Deer) and promising young talent fresh from the newly established San Sebastián Elias Querejeta film school (Marina Palacio).
We love to see the return of directors like Larry Mankuso delivering a tender documentary chasing memories in the streets of Havana, garnished with archive and contaminating ‘son cubano’ songs, and futuristic cosmic comedies from Pablo Hernando – one of Spain’s greatest post-comedy directors – and his entourage of usual collaborators: Julian Genisson, Carlos Vermut, Vito Sanz, Lorena Iglesias, Ingrid Garcia-Johnsson – predicting one certain thing in this era of uncertainty: the only hope is that in the future there will continue to be “churros”. Multi-awarded films seen recently in festivals like Go Short Nijmegen, Sitges Festival, San Sebastián, CineMed, L’Alternativa, Bogoshorts or Zinebi.