Basque Country’s Newest Film Talents Eye International, Ready Feature Debuts, Sophomore Titles

  • Variety
Basque Country’s Newest Film Talents Eye International, Ready Feature Debuts, Sophomore Titles
Tabling straightforward simple stories and experimenting with new narratives, the newest wave of Basque film talents has started to dip their toe into the international scene, landing at movie launchpads such as Venice, Berlin and San Sebastian festivals.

The new generation addresses universal issues telling small, local stories, attaining quality standards thanks in part to studies in Spain and quite often at film schools in Europe and the U.S..

The newest directors are emerging at a moment when SVOD giants and private investors are broadening the range of financing possibilities as co-production options, especially with the rest of Spain, are expanding.

“We come from disparate life experiences and we have very different paths, which greatly enriches the current Basque film scene,” says filmmaker Maider Oleaga.

“This is an ambitious generation in the sense that it face without fear the challenge of being faithful to the creative spirit of their projects,
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