THE ENDLESS TRENCH
LA TRINCHERA INFINITA
2019, Netflix, 147 min, Spain/France/Canada, Dir: Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño, Jose Mari Goenaga

Jose Mari Goenaga. Higinio (Antonio de la Torre) and Rosa (Belen Cuesta) have only been married for a few months when the Spanish Civil War breaks out. Higinio has been marked for execution and Rosa is determined to save her husband’s life by hiding him in their home. After the fascists win the conflict, Higinio must remain in hiding. This award-winning film explores the fear and love that lead Higinio to remain trapped in his own home for more than 30 years. “An outstanding and hypnotic film, claustrophobic, anguishing, complex, never tedious…” - Carlos Boyero, El País.


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LOREAK
2014, 99 min, Spain, Dir: Jon Garaño, Jose Mari Goenaga

The anonymous bouquet Ane (Nagore Aranburu) receives each week connects her to two other women - a coworker’s wife (Itziar Ituño) and his mother (Feroz Award winner Itziar Aizpuru). This moving and occasionally melancholy look at love and its aftereffects was a Best Film nominee at the Goya Awards – a first for a Basque-language film – and won the Cine Latino Award at the Palm Springs Film Festival. In Basque with English subtitles.


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