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Since the mid-1960s, Cineclub Irún has become a meeting place on the border. It was a geopolitical border and, therefore, an area for smuggling ideas, with a flow of international influences. But it was also a meeting point for aesthetic disciplines: a contact zone for filmmakers, musicians and visual artists such as Fernando Larruquert, Néstor Basterretxea and Jorge Oteiza. It was not a coincidence, therefore, that they would call the film production company they founded in 1964 “Frontera Films”. Created by the Basque Film Archive and Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola, this project takes this confluence of borders that characterised Cineclub Irún as a critical paradigm for rethinking Basque cinema. From the 2018-2019 academic year, various international researchers will analyse specific case studies, with the aim of expanding or transgressing the frontiers that define Basque cinema. Each case study will be published on the school's website in the form of an online notebook and its presentation will be accompanied by a workshop or seminar by the researcher responsible. The first issue of this collection shall be published early next year and it will be opened to participation through a public call, details of which will be made available shortly.

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Related institutions:
Basque Film Archive, Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola

Chronology:
2018/08/15 - ongoing

Research line:
New perspectives on Basque cinema

Languages:

Basque, English, Spanish