Montxo Armendáriz – Short Films (1979-1981)
Short films by Montxo Armendáriz (b. 1949)
LA DANZA DE LO GRACIOSO aka FUNNY DANCE (1979), 12 min. IMDb page
Monologue of a clown in front of a camera. Constant interruptions, which at first he accepts coily, prevent him from finishing his tale. The director interrupts him to insert some images representing a cliched reflection on the passage of time; the cameraman leaves him out of the shot to include bucolic Basque landscapes, and the producer interrupts him a third time.
PAISAJE aka LANDSCAPE (1980), 12 min.
During the awards ceremony of school paintings, a girl remembers how she ended up painting the picture she presented to the contest. Several people from her environment influenced, with their opinions and advice, the final result.
IKUSKA 11 aka THE RIVERBANKS OF NAVARRE (1981), 11 min.
Tour of La Ribera, a region located in the south of Navarra.
CARBONEROS DE NAVARRA aka CHARCOAL WORKERS OF NAVARRE (1981), 25 min.
In 1981, he made Nafarrakoikazkinak (Carboneros de Navarra), a documentary exercise on the lives of the last representatives of this ancestral trade. Based on the central character of this film (Anastasio Ochoa) Montxo Armendáriz wrote the script for what was his first feature film, produced by Elías Querejeta, Tasio.
608MB | 56m 36s | 1280×720 | mkv
Subtitles:English, Spanish hardsubs (for Basque parts)