Programme 4

Muyurina – Itzuli Mitzuli

Diana Castro Sánchez, 2023, 27 min. World première

The Bay of Biscay and Mount Ulia, with its old trees, bear witness to the encounter between two ancient languages: Quechua and Basque, which come together in a ritual. Between readings, invocations and prayers, the day passes from one sunrise to another.

Año y vez

Patxi Burillo and Landarte Urroz Project, 2024, 25 min. World première

Año y vez is how land was traditionally farmed in Urroz. The tradition is no longer used these days, but those hands still work the fields and children from the local school, on fallow land, watch these processes for the first time.

A group of friends set out on a hike to climb Mount Ulia, in San Sebastián, and admire the Bay of Biscay below them. As they walk further into the trees, we hear readings, songs, whispers in two ancestral languages, Quechua and Basque, twinned in a ritual. Muyurina - Itzuli Mitzuli is a ceremony-film, loaded with symbolism without letting go of its lightness, as nature takes centre stage, intertwining with both cultures, wrapping them up, as if both really emanate from it, like the primitive and primordial culture that it is.

A little more than 100 kilometres from that point, in the village of Urroz, there used to be another, very different type of ritual bound to the land, called ‘año y vez’: a traditional way of farming the land by dividing it in two (harvesting one and leaving the other to lie fallow). Año y vez is also a harvest-film which follows the cycle of the countryside, from sowing to milling, from milling to animal feed, or from the animals to leather or wool. A participative film, with collective and inter-generational authorship, which attempts to look to the future and show us our continual transformations of how we farm the land and nurture generations to come, allowing knowledge to be passed down.

Miguel Zozaya


Programme 4
Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
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Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes Audiovisuales Acción Cultural Española Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia Financiado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU

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