KIMUAK | BASQUE SUMMER SHORT FILM NIGHT

WE’RE BACK!! Join us for a Basque Midsummer Special as CinemaAttic 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 the 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. 

ATTEND IN PERSON // SOLD OUT
*For those attending in person, CinemaAttic will spice up the night with three secret-surprise short films. They’re secret but we can tell you one thing (comedy)

  • When? Friday 18 June. Event starts 6.45pm
  • Where? Institut Français d’Écosse (W Parliament Square, Edinburgh)
  • 😷 Safety regulations apply
  • FEW SEATS AVAILABLE. RUN TO SECURE YOURS!

ATTEND ONLINE
Friends across the UK! You can also attend online!

  • When? Starts Friday 18 June 19:30. Available until Friday 25 June 23:55.
  • Where? Watch it if you’re in the UK via FestHome

Friends in Birmingham, Bristol, London, Manchester, Belfast, Cardiff, Aberdeen, Stornoway and the rest of the UK fear not: our event will continue to be hybrid with an online week-long window to attend!

KIMUAK. KIMU – WHAT? A beautiful word, somehow suitable for the occasion, ‘kimuak’ stands for sprouting, blooming in Basque. We are all returning slowly to public life and public events, humans blossoming with smiles on their faces like buds waiting to open. So we thought: let’s celebrate this new awakening of our cultural life with a surrealistic, horrific, entertaining collection of films fresh out from the Basque Country.

Kimuak (the Basque word for “sprout, spring, germinate”) came into being two decades ago when they first created a talent programme to support Basque short films made in the Basque Country. Following the example of France and New Zealand, the Basques became pioneers in championing short films sicne 1998. CinemaAttic has proudly teamed up with the Kimuak program, Etxepare Basque Institute and Basque Filmoteca since 2010, bringing the best proposals of Basque filmmakers in short film format to Scotland – and we’re proud to do it once again in 2021!

 

WHAT TO EXPECT? 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

 

    1. BARBUDOS, Tucker Dávila Wood and Larry Mankuso
    2. DAR DAR, Paul Urkijo Alijo
    3. EHIZA, Hauazkena Taldea
    4. EL RUIDO SOLAR, Pablo Hernando
    5. INTERIOR TAXI NOCHE, Silvia Rey and Iban del Campo
    6. QUEBRANTOS, Maria Elorza and Koldo Almandoz
    7. YA NO DUERMO, Marina Palacio

*For those attending in person, CinemaAttic will spice up the night with secret short films. They’re secret but we can tell you one thing: (comedy)!!!

 

BARBUDOS
Director: Tucker Dávila Wood, Larry Mankuso
Year: 2020
Duration: 23 min
Language: English, Spanish
Synopsis: April 2013. Despite the American embargo, citizen Bob Wood returns to Cuba almost 60 years after he left.

Festivals & Awards:
San Sebastian Film Festival
Bilbao Festival of Documentary and Short Films


DAR-DAR

Director: Paul Urkijo Alijo
Year: 2020
Duration: 10 min
Language: Basque
Synopsis: Dar-Dar is a mythical Basque demon that eats fingers. He says: “Dar, dar, dar, bring your finger for dinner. If you decline, I will return at night time and your soul will be mine.”

Festivals & Awards:
Sitges-Catalonian Film Festival, Best Short Film, Winner

 

EHIZA (Hunting)
Director: Hauazkena Taldea
Year: 2020
Duration: 05 min
Language: No dialogues
Synopsis: In 1969, artist Rafael Ruiz Balerdi made the short animated film “Homenaje a Tarzán” (Homage to Tarzan), which ended with an enigmatic «to be continued». “Ehiza” (Hunting) is its continuation. It accepts Balerdi’s aesthetic proposal, but steps away from the colonial perspective of the films that inspired that work to depict the harshness of our own reality: harassment, violence and destruction.

Festivals & Awards:
San Sebastian Film Festival
Milwaukee Film Festival

 

EL RUIDO SOLAR (Solar Noise)
Director: Pablo Hernando
Year: 2020
Duration: 16 min
Language: Spanish
Synopsis: A collection of stories about people who had a fleeting vision of the future after an inexplicable cosmic event.

Festivals & Awards:
San Sebastian Film Festival
Sitges-Catalonian Film Festival
FANT Bilbao

 

INTERIOR TAXI NOCHE (Interior Taxi Night)
Director: Silvia Rey, Iban del Campo
Year: 2020
Duration: 15 min
Language: English
Synopsis: Based on one of the directors’ own experiences, this film is a somewhat ironic tribute to the famous hidden camera show “Taxicab Confessions” and to New York City.

Festivals & Awards:
San Sebastian Film Festival

 

QUEBRANTOS (Breaches)
Director: Maria Elorza, Koldo Almandoz
Year: 2020
Duration: 08 min
Language: Basque
Synopsis: – You really loved him, didn’t you? – Yes. I stopped loving him recently. (Interferences. Silences. Fissures. Two women talking. A radio-graphy).

Festivals & Awards:
San Sebastian Film Festival

 

YA NO DUERMO (I Don’t Sleep Anymore)
Director: Marina Palacio
Year: 2020
Duration: 22 min
Language: Spanish
Synopsis: Miguel and his Uncle Kechus want to shoot a vampire film. In that endeavour to create something together, reality and fiction alternate, in a game which also shows the particular relationship established between boy and adult.

Festivals & Awards:
San Sebastian Film Festival
Alcalá de Henares Short Film Festival, Best Cinematography, Winner

 

Summary
Event
KIMUAK | BASQUE SUMMER SHORT FILM NIGHT
Location
W Parliament Square, W Parliament Square,Edinburgh,Edinburgh-EH1 1RF
Starting on
18/06/2021
Ending on
25/06/2021
Description
WE'RE BACK!! Join us for a Basque Midsummer Special as CinemaAttic 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 the 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.                             TICKETS ATTEND IN PERSON *For those attending in person, CinemaAttic will spice up the night with three secret-surprise short films. They're secret but we can tell you one thing (comedy) When? Friday 18 June. Event starts 6.45pm Where? Institut Français d’Écosse (W Parliament Square, Edinburgh) 😷 Safety regulations apply FEW SEATS AVAILABLE. RUN TO SECURE YOURS! ATTEND ONLINE Friends across the UK! You can also attend online! When? Starts Friday 18 June 19:30. Available until Friday 25 June 23:55. Where? Watch it if you're in the UK via tv.festhome.com/festivaltv/CinemaAttic-online Friends in Birmingham, Bristol, London, Manchester, Belfast, Cardiff, Aberdeen, Stornoway and the rest of the UK fear not: our event will continue to be hybrid with an online week-long window to attend! KIMUAK. KIMU - WHAT? A beautiful word, somehow suitable for the occasion, ‘kimuak’ stands for sprouting, blooming in Basque. We are all returning slowly to public life and public events, humans blossoming with smiles on their faces like buds waiting to open. So we thought: let’s celebrate this new awakening of our cultural life with a surrealistic, horrific, entertaining collection of films fresh out from the Basque Country. Kimuak (the Basque word for “sprout, spring, germinate”) came into being two decades ago when they first creating a talent programme to support Basque short films made in the Basque Country. Following the example of France and New Zealand, the Basques became pioneers in championing short films sicne 1998. CinemaAttic has proudly teamed up with the Kimuak program, Etxepare Basque Institute and Basque Filmoteca since 2010, bringing the best proposals of Basque filmmakers in short film format to Scotland - and we're proud to do it once again in 2021!# WHAT TO EXPECT? 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. BARBUDOS, Tucker Dávila Wood and Larry Mankuso DAR DAR, Paul Urkijo Alijo EHIZA, Hauazkena Taldea EL RUIDO SOLAR, Pablo Hernando INTERIOR TAXI NOCHE, Iban del Campo and Silvia Rey QUEBRANTOS, Maria Elorza and Koldo Almandoz YA NO DUERMO, Marina Palacio *For those attending in person, CinemaAttic will spice up the night with secret short films. They're secret but we can tell you one thing (comedy)
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