15 NOV - 5 DEC 2021

La lengua de los dioses



A film born in silence to be set to music by Bordeaux composer Philippe Laval with the words of poet Edmond Jabès in mind: “Let everything be white in order to be birth.”


Oskar Alegria (Pamplona, 1973) is a filmmaker and programmer. His debut feature film, Emak Bakia baita (2012), was screened at l'Alternativa and went on to win 17 prizes at international film festivals. In 2015 he invited filmmakers from all over the world to make a short film exploring the shadows and mysteries of the dark, which was released as The Darkness Collection and was also screened at l'Alternativa. He was artistic director of Punto de Vista between 2013 and 2016. In 2019 Zumiriki won a Special Mention here in the Don Quixote International Feature Film Prize. This year he will be at l'Alternativa in person, as one of the Satellites in our parallel section featuring films made or programmed by him, as well as giving a two-day seminar.