Country: Denmark, Spain
Direction: Jørgen Leth, Olatz Gonzalez Abrisketa
Jørgen Leth Aarhus, Denmark, 1937
Jørgen Leth is a Danish film director and author. He has published 26 books and made 45 films, most of which have been distributed internationally, earning critical acclaim and receiving numerous awards from all over the world. He has received a lifelong grant from the Danish state for his achievements in filmmaking. He is an expert in travel films and portraits of places, New York Street Performers (1982), and an exceptional commentator of sporting achievements, A Sunday in Hell (1977); Michael Laudrup: A Football Player (1993); Jørgen Leth is also considered by many members of the 1990s Dogma generation to be the father of this movement and the maestro of the famous director, Lars von Trier. One of his best known films, The Perfect Human, was premiered alongside La Chinoise by Jean-Luc Godard at the Cannes Festival in 1967.
Olatz Gonzalez Abrisketa Bilbao, 1973
Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of the Basque Country. In 2005, she published Basque Pelota: A Ritual, An Aesthetic, which was published in the United States in 2012. She has also made diverse audiovisual works, publications, art exhibitions, conferences, researches, etc. Pelota II is her first film as a Director.