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Film Festival
of Navarra
Film Festival
of Navarra

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Country: Spain
Year: 1960
Duration: 8'
Direction: Jorge Oteiza

Film from which the header for this year’s Punto de Vista emerged and the jewel of Jorge Oteiza’s film archive, in which most of the Super8 that have been preserved are not an archive register but a film attempt, like the positioning of a sculpture or the filming of a day of regattas. However, this is not so in this case.  In Urbia, the film begins with a family purpose - the recording of an excursion-, but it is soon forgotten and becomes something else. This is where its great value lies. Initially, Jorge Oteiza captures a group of visiting friends on his camera, spending a sunny day on the edge of the Urbia countryside, close to Aranzazu in Gipuzkoa. However, the family shots do not last long. Soon, Jorge Oteiza is captivated by the surrounding landscape: capturing all of the silhouettes of the mountains that surround him, playing with the profile that cuts the sky through his movements in a feast of images and dance of shapes that is reminiscent of a Vertov of the terrain. It is Oteiza with the camera. The family leave the field of vision and the limelight is taken by the horses and the landscape, where the beautiful image of an ox cart in the red sunset is not missing. Oteiza spoke of this filming and said that it was a film that he wanted to show to see how he had found the figures of his Apostles in the profiles of the huge rocks around him. From the recording, it can be seen that it was filmed over two different days, which is a chronological gift. The film walks towards the sunset and the final mountains are those that hide the sun behind them.

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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