DocumentaMadrid 2017


Maria Ibarretxe, Alaitz Arenzana
21' / 2016 / Spain

In Hernani, a town in the Basque Country, there is a street called Andrekale, which means "the women’s street." Legend has it that the name comes from three women who lived in it. Ekhine, Kandela and Pantxa.
It is said that these three women had a variety of powers, which still serve as references for all of the inhabitants of the town and inspire them. In response to the circumstances that these three women faced, they acted individually or jointly, forming a triangle of natural forces.
Fighting, releasing pent-up emotions, being out on the streets, playing, dancing, deepening in wisdom and valuing ambiguity are some of their conquests. Their legacy is still present, as it has been transmitted with great care from generation to generation since far-away times. Even today, some inhabitants of Hernani claim to see them.

Director's Biography

The Sra Polaroiska collective comprises Alaitz Arenzana and Maria Ibarretxe. Their work revolves around experimental film, action art, scenic creation and choreography. They have received a number of awards, including the Injuve Prize; the MECAL Award for Best Soundtrack; Best Photography, Merlo, Argentina; Ertibil First Prize and First Prize at the Madrid Choreography Competition. Their stage and audiovisual work has been shown at a number of art centres and international festivals, including the Artium Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Instituto Cervantes in Stockholm, Manchester, Festival de Cinémas Différents de Paris, etc.

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Director:Maria Ibarretxe, Alaitz Arenzana
Language: Spanish
English subtitled
Screenplay: Maria Ibarretxe, Alaitz Arenzana
Photography: Gaizka Bourgeaud
Edition: Alaitz Arenzana, Maria Ibarretxe
Sound: Ibon Aguirre
Producers: Alaitz Arenzana


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