18 - 24 November 2013
La casa Emak Bakia (Oskar Alegria)

L'Alternativa Parallel

20 years of l'Alternativa

La casa Emak Bakia (The Search for Emak Bakia)
Oskar Alegria
Spain, 2012
Vídeo | 83 min | BW/Colour | Basque, French, Italian, Spanish | VOSE

Production: Oskar Alegria
Screenplay: Oskar Alegria
Photography: Oskar Alegria
Editor: Oskar Alegria
Music: Abel Hernández, Emak Bakia, Mursego, Ruper Ordorika, Richard Griffith
Sound: Abel Hernández

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In 1926 Man Ray filmed the cinepoem Emak Bakia (Basque for ‘Leave me alone’) in a house of the same name near Biarritz. Nearly a century later, filmmaker Oskar Alegria set off in search of the house with only three clues to guide him: photos of the main door, two window columns and a stretch of the nearby coast.


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Oskar Alegria