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It looks like a game, a search, a film on Man Ray. But Emak Bakia Baita is all these things together, or none of them. If men were capable of becoming films, this first feature by Oskar Alegria would be Man Ray turned film. More than a tribute, more than the search of the house where Man Ray shot his famous film Emak Bakia (1926), the movie by Oskar Alegria is the embodiment of the libertarian, playful, lawless spirit of the American photographer and artist. It is Man Ray in HD, a zigzagging, eventful road, a road to unlearning, in film as well as in life, in search of the simplest things, which tend to be the most difficult to understand: that clowns never die, that French girls dream of white horses, that there are princesses in Romania, that films are adventures, discoveries, unanswered questions, that pigs have dreams too. In an endless succession of boxes within boxes, a realistic reflection on surrealism, an irrational journey across that which cannot be explained, Emak Bakia Baita travels with no known destination – maybe the only way of travelling.

‘Some mothers love it when their kids behave like adults,’ Oskar said at one of the many festivals where his film screened last year, ‘but I’m amazed at the grown-ups who can still behave like children.’ In other words: Why did Man Ray choose a name in Basque for one of his films? Emak bakia, ‘leave me alone,’ is a suitable phrase to describe the work of Man Ray, and to understand the stance on life, art or even politics taken by Alegria in his film. ‘Leave me alone, let me do what I want!’ Isn’t it a great piece of advice?



Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe InstitutCanadá InternationalCasa ÁrabeCineteca MadridAsociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios AudiovisualesInstitut FrançaisEmbajada de Portugal en MadridCamões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal
Member of
PantallaIberofestLa MestaThe Red Balloon
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Radio 3
Filmoteca Española
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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