Maite Alberdi, Giedrė Žickytė
26' / 2016 / Chile, Denmark, Lithuania
English and spanish subtitled
Audience vote 8.39
Josebe (88) lives in a nursing home in Chile. She’s obsessed with knowing where do the rest of the elder people she lives with, come from. Everyone tell her that they are chilean, not spaniard as she is. Josebe insists on thinking about her youth in the Basque Country. After a full year living in that house, she struggles to remember that she is living in a nursing home. After 70 years in Chile, she still remembers lively her homeland.
Visions du Réel 2016 (Premiere Mundial) / Documenta Madrid 2016 / Hot Docs 2016 (Premiere Norteamericana) / Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016
MaiteAlberdi, is a Chilean director and producer. She studied cinema and aesthetics in the Catholic University of Chile.She has developed an individual style as a director, using stories about daily life in small worlds to bring out the inner self of her chosen characters. Her first and successful feature film is called ‘The Lifeguard’and was presented in IDFA, in 2011. Her production company, Micromundo, produced ‘Tea Time’(funded by ITVS, Berta Fund, Tribeca Film Institute, FFA Chile, CORFO) in IDFA 2014. Throughout 2015 the film was broadcast by POV. ‘Tea Time’ has received a number of awards: Best Female-Directed Documentary in IDFA, Best Documentary in FIC (Miami), EIDF-EBS (Korea), DocsBarcelona, FICCI (Cartagena), FICG (Guadalajara), SANFIC (Santiago), among others.
In December 2015 ‘Tea Time’ was nominated as Best Ibero-American Film in the Spanish Goya Awards.
She is currently working on her third feature film, ‘Los Niños’ (The Children), about a group of adults with Down Syndrome who are tired of having to go to school for over 40 years.
GiedrėŽickytė (1980) is a Lithuanian director and producer. In 2007, she obtained a master’s degree in Visual Arts from the Vilnius Academy of Arts. Her first full-length documentary ‘How We Played the Revolution’ (2011, 70 min) was shown in Lithuanian cinemas and was selected in several international film festivals, including: Warsaw IFF, Rotterdam IFF, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Trieste IFF, etc. In 2012, it won first prize in the Baltic States competition programme at the Vilnius International Documentary Film Festival.
Giedrė’s latest documentary, ‘Master and Tatyana’, won 4 Silver Crane Awards, including Best Director. It also received prizes in the Vilnius IDFF, the Silver Hare in the Films on Art Portugal IFF, the award issued by the student jury in CinéDOC-Tbilisi, a special mention in the Listopad Minsk IFF and the film has been selected in DokLeipzig and the IDFA.‘
GiedrėŽickytė is a member of the European Film Academy, Lithuanian Filmmakers Union and European Documentary Network.
|Director:||Maite Alberdi, Giedrė Žickytė|
|Screenplay:||Maite Alberdi, Giedrė Žickytė|
|Edition:||Juan Eduardo Murillo|
|Production:||Micromundo Producciones & Moonmakers|
|Producers:||Patro R. Gajardo, Maite Alberdi|
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