15 NOV - 5 DEC 2021




Is it possible to travel back twice to the same memory? Oskar Alegria built a cabin on an isolated riverbank, right opposite his childhood island, which was now under the waters of a dam. Only the tops of the trees on the island where he used to play stood firm, like the masts of a broken toy boat. The wind between the trunks would be the only vestige of a past about to be relived. The only place for memory to nest.


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.