’80 Egunean’ Basque Cinema at the VIFF

80 egunean

The VIFF (Vancouver International Film Festival) will show during its special week event brought by the 4th FESTIVAL OF THE NEW SPANISH CINEMA WEEK,  the Basque movie For 80 days (80 Egunean) on Saturday, February 11, 2010 at 5:00pm. $11.00 CAD.

A film co-produced with Irusoin and ETB with the support of the Basque Government’s department of Culture. “For 80 days” was theatrically released in May 2010 and shown in several Film Festivals around the world. It has been awarded ten times.

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From the PRAGDA website…

80 DAYS (80 EGUNEAN)

JOSE MARI GOENAGA & JON GARAÑO
Spain / 2010 / 105 min. / Basque & Spanish with English subtitles

Click on the poster for the pressbook pdf.

SYNOPSIS

Axun, a 70 year old woman, is called from the hospital to take care of her daughter’s ex-husband, who was seriously injured in a car accident. To her surprise, the woman who takes care of the other patient in the same hospital room turns out to be Maite, her best friend when teenagers. They have not seen each other for more than 50 years. The hospital visits will show that the close relationship they had when teenagers is still alive. Their relationship was very special fifty years ago but nowadays the same feelings flourish. They have fun and enjoy each other’s company until Axun finds out that Maite is openly lesbian. Axun questions her own feelings about Maite. Was their relationship when teenagers more than friendship? Where is the thin line that separates friendship from desire? Now that she is 70, does she dare crossing this thin line?

ABOUT THE DIRECTORS

The short films made by Jon Garaño (San Sebastian, 1974) have won over 90 prizes and his TV documentaries have been broadcast in over 15 countries. Jose Mari Goenaga (Ordizia, 1976) co-wrote and co-directed the animated feature Supertramps (nominated for a Goya in 2005), as well as the documentary feature Lucio (nominated for a Goya in 2007).  Both studied film at Sarobe and in 2001 founded the production company Moriarti, along with two other colleagues.

80 egunean (Trailer)

Check the VIFF website to find out more about the other spanish films showcase in February during this special event.