Couplets for an Everlasting Eve

Ageda Kopla Taldea

5' | 2016 | Spain

O.V. Euskera · Subt Spanish...

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Synopsis

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.

Technical info

Original title: Beti Bezperako Koplak

Director: Ageda Kopla Taldea

Duration: 5'

Year of production: 2016

Category: Animation , Short Film

Distributor: Kimuak

Nationality: Spain

Production: Lekuk Kultur Elkartea, Patxi Azpillaga

Language of dialogues: Euskera

Subtitle language: SpanishEnglish

Movie Rating: Not recommended for children under the age of twelve

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