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International
Documentary
Film Festival
of Navarra
27.03-01.04.23
Pamplona
Iruña
International
Documentary
Film Festival
of Navarra

14-19.03.22
Pamplona
Iruña
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CHEZ LES BASQUES
Basker: A Film on the North of Spain


Country: Sweden
Year: 1963
Duration: 24'
Direction: Dan Grenholm, Lennart Olson

Filmed in the winter of 1963, Basker is an ethnographic documentary film in which scenes of the Basque culture and landscape is brought to the Swedish audience with masterly cinematographic skill. The document begins in Navarra with the Ituren and Zubieta carnival and observes the procession of its joaldunak (cowbell carriers). The folklore is followed by sport with a pelota game in Bergara and the rural sports of stone dragging with oxen and ram fighting, both filmed in Aia. The film also captures magical moments, such as an aurreskus (dance) competition in Abadiño, the beautiful sound of the txalaparta (wooden percussion instrument) at the Bilandegi farmhouse in Martutene and the priceless bickering between the bertsolaris (verse singers), Uztapide and Basarri. In short, it is an open window to Sweden in the 1960s and a treasure for our audience today.

Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
NICDO
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
Partners
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
NAPAR
Radio 3
Golem
Filmoteca Española
Antartika
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
Skimetraje
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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