This Spring, Basque Films take over Scotland as Cinemaattic present the retrospective Basque Spring: Focus on Basque Country.

The Retrospective features over a dozen films from the 1980s through today, which range from cult classics to recent releases. Together they provide a multi-dimensional portrait of Basque culture, with its own language, tradition and customs. The programme of films looks particularly at themes like Understanding the Basque Conflict, and rethinking Land and Tradition.

Screenings and events will take place in Edinburgh and Glasgow, but the retrospective also travels to London, Manchester and Leeds from 25th April to the 24th May 2019 and will see leading Basque directors, artists and animators attending events in Edinburgh and Glasgow.


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  • Thursday 2 May | Great Basque Animators | Begoña Vicario & Izibene Oñederra at ECA| Edinburgh College of Art – Hunter Lecture Theatre | 10am REGISTER HERE
  • Thursday 2 May | Documentary Masterclass with Ana Schulz | Edinburgh College of Art – Hunter Lecture Theatre | 1pm REGISTER HERE



  • Friday 17 May | Kimuak: Basque Shortfilms | Stour Space, Hackney – London


  • Tuesday 21 May | The Spy Within (Mudar la Piel) | Hyde Park Picture House Leeds
  • Thursday 23 May | Kimuak: Basque Shortfilms + Q&A Maddi Barber | Hyde Park Picture House Leeds


  • Wednesday 22 May | Kimuak: Basque Shortfilms + Q&A Maddi Barber | Instituto Cervantes Manchester

The retrospective is supported by Etxepare Basque Institute and is part of the wider umbrella #ScotlandGoesBasque, a programme of artistic and cultural events bringing some of the most outstanding Basque artists and creators to the Scottish public from January to October 2019. Throughout 2019, around a hundred Basque artists will showcase their talent and creativity at some of the country’s leading festivals: Celtic Connections (Glasgow), the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe.




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