- Cutting Grass -

Direction Asier Altuna

Moritats are old folk songs about crimes and are typical of Central Europe. Zela Trovke is a moritat from Slovakia which the Holland Baroque Society has recovered to include in its Barbaric Beauty programme. Maite Larburu, the orchestra’s violinist, unveils the song's hidden secrets.



Bergara, 1969. After working as a technician in several feature films, he took to film directing with Telmo Esnal; the two joined hands to write and direct the short films Txotx and 40 ezetz, the feature film Aupa Etxebeste! and the TV series Brinkola. By himself, he has written and directed another four short films (Topeka, Sarean, Artalde and Zela Trovke) and the documentary feature Bertsolari. All of his films have been presented at international festivals and have received numerous awards. In 2008 he founded the production company Txintxua Films, with which he is currently producing a feature film of which he is the screenwriter and director.