Zumiriki (Basque for 'island in the middle of a stream') takes us back to the blissful freedom of playing in nature, losing all track of time. Inspired by his father's home movies, a man goes back to the most adventurous spot from his childhood days, a small island. This location has meanwhile disappeared underwater, due to the construction of a dam. It doesn't prevent this determined latter-day Robinson Crusoe from installing himself in a primitive hut, with passing animals as his sole companions.

Zumiriki not only offers an endearing autobiographical reverie, but also a performative reflection on the passing of time and its conceptual conservation through photography and film. The tree hut becomes a metaphorical camera where the filmmaker (and former director of a film festival) spends his days in total freedom. Appropriately, the inventive Alegria was responsible for the script, direction, photography and editing.

Screenings

  • Fri 24 Jan Cinerama 6
    With Q&A
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  • Sat 25 Jan LantarenVenster 3
    With Q&A
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  • Sun 26 Jan LantarenVenster 4
    With Q&A
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Filmmaker
Oskar Alegria
Country
Spain
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
122’
Language
Basque, Spanish
Producer
Oskar Alegria
Sales
Oskar Alegria
Writer
Oskar Alegria
Cinematography
Oskar Alegria
Editor
Oskar Alegria
Sound Design
Haimar Olaskoaga
Music
Xabier Erkizia, Ainara LeGardon, Mixel Etxekopar, Xavier Garcia, Justa Mentaberri, María Azcona, Elias Alegria, Ramon Lazkano