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EXOTIC (work in progress)

Country: Spain
Year: 2010
Direction: Elia Urquiza
Writer: Elia Urquiza
Cinematographer: José Luis Pulido

Exotic: of foreign origin, not native, introduced from abroad. In the djemaa or town square in Marrakech, tourists and locals mingle at sunset. Exótico/Exotic explores in a humorous tone the new border that seems to reflect the true class structure of the globalised society, the line between tourists and people who will never be able to travel abroad. The line that separates those who will never leave their country from those who enjoy visiting countries that seem to be more authentic, maybe cheaper, certainly more exotic than the places they live in. Especially more exotic.

Elia Urquiza

Elia Urquiza (Pamplona, 1979). Elia made her first documentary, De Carmen a Carmen, within her Master’s Programme in Creative Documentary Film at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Since then, she has written, shot, and edited many films, often at the crossroads of documentary and fiction. In 2005, she took part in the group documentary project Entre el dictador y yo. In 2006, she paid tribute to two of her favourite directors, Victor Erice and Abbas Kiarostami, in Historia de un niño, shown in their exhibition at Barcelona’s Centre de Cultura Contemporània (CCCB). Granted a scholarship from Fundación “la Caixa” in 2007, she entered the Film Directing Programme at CalArts, the California Institute of the Arts, where she was able to tap into fiction film. In 2010, she got a grant from  Navarra’s Government to complete here graduate studies in Los Angeles, under the tutorship of Monte Hellman.
Gobierno de Navarra
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
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja Navarra
PantallaIberofestLa Mesta
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Conecta Ficción
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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