2007 Program

 

 

El Lobo



Fast-paced and intriguing, El Lobo is a thriller based on the true story of Mikel Lejarza, a young Basque construction worker. In the 1970s "el Lobo" ("the wolf") was employed by Franco's secret service to infiltrate the Basque terrorist outfit ETA, which lead to the arrest of nearly a quarter of ETA's members. The film is set during Spain's turbulent transition from Franco's dictatorship to democracy. Eduardo Noriega plays Txema, whose ETA connections are exploited by corrupt secret service officials desperately seeking inside information from the organization. El Lobo is soon left alone to fend for himself after having worked for both sides. A wonderful mixture of action and romance, human drama and political intrigue, this film provides an inside look at the terrorist group as well as the secret service activities in the Franco era.

2004, directed by Miguel Courtois 125 min, color, in Spanish with English subtitles.

 

 

Eramos Pocos

 

When his wife leaves him, Joaquín turns to his son to help him bring his mother-in-law out of a home to do the housework.

 

This film has been nominated at this year's Oscars for "Best Live Action Short Film!"

2005, directed by Borja Korbeaga, 15 min, color, in Spanish with English subtitles.

 

Both films!

Friday, March 9th, 7:30pm, Basque Cultural Center

Free Admission.

Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080

 

 

 

Pedro Oiarzabal introduces the film El Lobo.

 

 


 

 

Aupa Etxebeste!

The first feature film made in Euskara (Basque) in over a decade, AUPA ETXEBESTE! is a comedy about keeping up appearances.

The Etxebeste family is well respected in their small Basque town – proprietors of a Txapel (traditional Basque cap or beret) factory and citizens of influence. But on the eve of their summer holiday to Marbella, they discover that they’re broke. The neighbors mustn’t find out and so they devise a plan which finds them hiding in their flat for the duration…


2005, directed by Telmo Esnal & Asier Altuna 97 min, color, in Euskara with English subtitles.

 

El Gran Zanbini

 

The remains of an ancient circus can still be seen on the outskirts of a big city.

 

2005, directed by Igor Legarreta &Emilio Pérez, 14 min, color, in Spanish with English subtitles.

 

Both films!

Friday, June 15th, 7:30pm, Basque Cultural Center

Free Admission.

Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080

 

 

 

Pedro Oiarzabal introduces the film Aupa Etxebeste!

 

 


 

 

 

Aupa Etxebeste!

The first feature film made in Euskara (Basque) in over a decade, AUPA ETXEBESTE! is a comedy about keeping up appearances.

The Etxebeste family is well respected in their small Basque town – proprietors of a Txapel (traditional Basque cap or beret) factory and citizens of influence. But on the eve of their summer holiday to Marbella, they discover that they’re broke. The neighbors mustn’t find out and so they devise a plan which finds them hiding in their flat for the duration…


2005, directed by Telmo Esnal & Asier Altuna 97 min, color, in Euskara with English subtitles.

 

 

Topeka

 

The men from a small village make a circle in the middle of the town square. In the middle of the circle, a fight between two rams…
 

2002, directed by Asier Altuna, 3.5 min, color.

 

 

 

 

Both films!

Sunday, September 23rd, approx 3:30pm, Basque Cultural Center

Free Admission.

Basque Cultural Center, 599 Railroad Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080