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Orizzonti

Director:
Oskar Alegria
Production:
Emak Bakia Films
Running Time:
122’
Language:
Basque, Spanish
Country:
Spain
Screenplay:
Oskar Alegria
Cinematographer:
Oskar Alegria
Editor:
Oskar Alegria
Music:
Ainara LeGardon, Xabier Erkizia, Mixel Etxekopar, Xavier Garcia, Justa Mentaberri, María Azcona, Elias Alegria, Ramon Lazkano
Sound:
Haimar Olaskoaga

Synopsis

Is it possible to travel twice to the same memory? The filmmaker built a cabin on an isolated riverbank, just opposite his childhood island, which had disappeared under the water after the construction of a dam. The goal was to go back to that place, which had become invisible. Only the trees of the island where he’d played stood firm in the middle of the water, like the masts of a broken toy boat, so the air was the only space left, the only vestige of the past to be conquered. This film is a diary of a castaway in memories: four months of a Walden experience in a lost paradise with two hens, a small vegetable garden and a clock that stopped forever at 11.36 and 23 seconds.

Director’s Statement

My father used to film the traditions and landscapes of his small village. One day I noticed him filming the plants and birds that were disappearing and at the same time he was logging the words for them in old Basque language with the soundtrack. Then I learned that if words die, birds and plants also vanish. Filming was then to save our ancient world. Filming to live twice. Filming where we hear ourselves as children.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION: Emak Bakia films
Plaza Merindades 3-ppal izda
31003 – Pamplona, Spain
Tel. + 34 948235412
produccion@emakbakiafilms.com
http://www.emakbakiafilms.com

PRESS OFFICE: Estefanía García Caro - Emak Bakia films
Plaza Merindades 3-ppal-izda
31003– Pamplona, Spain
Mob. + 34 608978081
press@emakbakiafilms.com


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