Azken partida (2022). Spain. Igor Salutregi. 9 min
Ekhi, a 10-year-old boy, heads out to play football with his friends, like every day. But this isn’t just any old day. The presence of a mysterious young girl will lead Ekhi along an unknown path that will change his life forever.
Irati (2022). Spain-France. 114 min
Earthy. Dark. Primitive. Palaeolithic, Primaeval. Primordial. Historical. Fantastical. Mythological. These are the words that Paul Urkijo has been using to describe his intentions in his second feature-length film, an adaptation of the comic El ciclo de Irati by Juan Luis Landa and Jon Muñoz Otaegui, published by Glénat. The soundtrack (by Maite Arroitajauregi and Aránzazu Calleja, who else?) features 7th-century instruments (sackbut, serpent...). On screen, blood pacts, pagan gods, new gods, bush girls, almost Arthurian warriors. And passing across the screen, caves and woodlands, Eneko Sagardoy, Edurne Azkarate… Lighting/darkening it all: Gorka Gómez Andreu, of Errementari (2017) and Chaika (2012) fame.