Director: Josu Martinez , Production company: Gastibeltza Filmak, Country: France/ Basque Country, Language: Basque, 5 x various duration (total 82′), 2023, Territories: Worldwide
Bizkarsoro is a drama directed by Josu Martinez.
Bizkarsoro is a fictional place inhabited by fictional characters, representing all the Basques who have been persecuted for being Basque.
The film consists of five stories that take place between 1914 and 1982. These are five fictional stories based on oral testimonies and written texts over five decades of storytelling.
“Bizkarsoro is a Basque town, which has scarcely experienced the flow of people and the great confusion of the population in the past. In World War I, he will have to fight first on the French side and then on the Nazi side. After all, he will be forced to renounce identity and language. His death is programmed, he is in danger, and he will be attacked with good thought, but against all odds he will resist. And even if he dies, he knows he’ll die leaving evidence for the autopsy.”
Gorka Peñagarikano Goikoetxea Argia magazine
Zinemaldia Festival San Sebastian International Film Festival SSIFF
Zinegin Festival, Hasparren 2023
International Festival of St Jean de Luz 2023
ARGIA weekly award for the best audiovisual project of 2023
ENEIDA ALFARO CAMUS
LAURA KURUTXARRI ITZAINA
FEATURING OVER 200 CITIZENS OF THE BAIGORRI VALLEY.