- Couplets for an Everlasting Eve -

Direction Ageda Kopla Taldea

St. Agatha's Eve is a deep-rooted Basque tradition in which people walk from house to house, accompanied by improvised verse-makers (bertsolaris), singing verses to the beating of long sticks. Building on this celebration, bertsolari Maialen Lujanbio composes a stark denunciation of gender violence. In verse after verse, she condemns the different manifestations of sexist violence and our inability to combat it.
Based on these couplets, twenty young artists direct a collective-created piece, using different animation techniques.

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The short film is a collectively-created work directed by twenty young Basque artists, coordinated by Bego Vicario. The stanzas and the transitions between them were distributed among the different artists, with the result that the film combines works made with a great variety of techniques.
Thanks to the music and the rhythm of the songs, however, they create a highly suggestive formal and narrative unity, which brings new force and depth to the verses.

Bego Vicario, Ibon Markaida, Kote Camacho, Arrate López Apellániz, Izibene Oñederra, Mariñe Arbeo, Oihana Leunda, Aitor Oñederra, Ximon Agirre, Jon Zurimendi, Xara Agirre, Irantzu Yaldebere, Andere Molinuevo, Iosune Etxarte, Malen Amenabar, Naiara Zuria Mauleón, Zaloa Ipiña, Alots Arregi, Roberto Zabarte, Jon Munarriz.