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Heltzear

Orizzonti

Director:
Mikel Gurrea
Production:
Irusoin (Xabier Berzosa)
Running Time:
17’
Language:
Basque
Country:
Spain
Year:
2021
Main Cast:
Haizea Oses, Mikel Arruti, Oier de Santiago
Screenplay:
Mikel Gurrea
Cinematographer:
Julián Elizalde
Editor:
Maialen Sarasua
Production Designer:
Gartxot Arregi
Costume Designer:
Yaiza Arrizabalaga
Music:
Maite Arroitajauregi
Sound:
Andrea Sáenz Pereiro, Xanti Salvador

Synopsis 

In Basque language the verb heldu has a polysemic meaning. It can be ‘to hold’, ‘to grow’ or ‘to arrive’. The declined form heltzear means ‘about to’ all of those things. San Sebastián in the year 2000. The Basque Conflict is active. As she writes a letter to her absent brother, Sara, a fifteen-year-old climber, trains for the most difficult climb of her life.

Director’s Statement 

Adolescence, climbing and the Basque Conflict are simply part of my biography. In Heltzear I wanted to juxtapose those three layers, without forcing any closed meanings, to see the relations that grow between them. I wanted to make a physical and sensorial film, which moves upwards, perhaps to find a more peaceful and calmer time.

producers/distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Xabier Berzosa – Irusoin
Zuatzu 3, Edificio Urgull 6-7
20018 – Donostia, Spain
Tel. +34 943 317 692
Mob. +34 616 677 244
berzosa@irusoin.com
http://www.irusoin.com

WORLD SALES: Muñoz Txema – Kimuak
Tabakalera - Andre Zigarrogileak plaza 1
20012 – San Sebastian, Spain
Tel. +34 943 11 55 11
kimuak@filmoteka.eus
http://www.kimuak.com

PRESS OFFICE: Nuria Costa – Trafalgar
Barcellona, Spain
Tel. +34 696 179 881
nuria@trafalgar.cat


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