V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

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Father

José Maria de Orbe
E, 2010
Fiction, 85min, OmeU

AITÁ

José Maria de Orbe
E, 2010
Fiction, 85min, OmeU

Actors: 
Luis Pescador
Wächter
Mikel Goenaga
Priester
Sebastián Lasa
Erster Archäologe
Asier Izaguirre
Zweiter Archäologe
Jesús Tapia
Chefarchäologe
Izaskun Garmendia
Lehrer
Screenplay: 
José Maria de Orbe
Sound: 
Eva Valiño
Camera: 
Jimmy Gimferrer
Editor: 
Cristóbal Fernández
Decoration: 
Juan Carlos Bravo

Production: 
Eddie Saeta
World Sales: 
Film Sharks
Format: 
35 mm
Color

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Set wholly in or within the grounds of a rambling, semi-derelict old mansion outside San Sebastián, this calm, measured, visually very beautiful blend of documentary, fiction and archive footage bears some resemblance to Tsai Ming-liang’s Goodbye Dragon Inn and José Luis Guerín’s Train of Shadows, but is amply rewarding in its own right. It takes a while to find out who the various people visiting and working in the house are, and as long to learn about the building itself, but a series of brief, often pawkily amusing conversations between two of the men comes slowly to focus on themes related to death, faith and the possibility of ongoing life: certainly the house, thanks to cinema, is alive with the ghosts of Basque history. Experimental but very accessible and humane, and quietly affecting. (Time Out)

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