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Film Festival
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Film Festival
of Navarra

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Country: France
Year: 1936
Duration: 22'
Direction: René Le Hénaff

Three-dimensional films existed 80 years ago. Louis Lumière, at that time the creator of the cinematograph, patented a new invention in 1935: 3-D film. For several years, dozens of productions were made using this system, but finally it did not take off. Interestingly enough, one of the first films made with Lumière’s 3-D process was “Chez les Basques”, or in other words, in the Basque lands to the north of the Pyrenees. This is another film milestone to add to the series of documentaries we covered at Punto de Vista 2015 under this heading. On this occasion, it is a cinematographic poem called Euskadi, filmed by René Le Henaff (René Clair and Marcel Carné’s editor), where the Basque landscapes and cultural practices highlight the strength of the recently premiered third dimension on the screen. After being premiered in April 1937 at the Olympia in Paris, the film was forgotten, more than likely due to the difficulties of 3-D film distribution. 80 years later, thanks to research by the UPV/EHU and the collaboration of the Bilbao LORALDIA Festival, Euskadi could be seen south of the Pyrenees for the first time ever.

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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