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Obaba

Obaba
Scene from "Obaba" (photo © José Luis López de Zubiría)

Young Lurdes takes off on a trip to the Pyrenean Obaba territories, all along the ‘87 curves', to the place full of riddles and mysteries. With her video camera she sets out to capture Obaba's reality and its people, but she will find much more, maybe her inner self and meaning. In Merche, Ismael, Tomás or Miguel she finds friends but she sees also that they seem trapped in a past they cannot escape. Gradually, she learns about them diving into their childhood and brings about the common threads that link them together. But as Lurdes tries to solve the puzzle, there is always something missing, something that escapes that neither she nor her video camera can hold or explain, like the mysterious behavior of the lizards that live there...


Montxo Armendáriz 's other films include: Tasio (1984), 27 Hours (1986), Letters from Alou (1990), Stories from the Kronen (1995), Secrets of the Heart (1997), Broken Silence (2001), and Escenario móvil (2004).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2005
Director Montxo Armendáriz
Screenplay Montxo Armendáriz
Cinematography Javier Aguirresarobe
Rori Sáinz de Rozas
Julio Esteban, Julio Torrecilla
Cast Eduard Fernández, Peter Lohmeyer, Mercedes Sampietro, Héctor Colomé, Lluis Homar, Txema Blasco, Juan Sanz, Iñake Irastorza, Ryan Cameron, Christian Tardío, Bárbara Lennie, Juan Diego Botto, Pilar López de Ayala, Pepa López
Producers Puy Oria, Montxo Armendáriz, Karl Baumgartner, Michael Eckelt
Production Companies Oria Films/Madrid, Pandora Film Produktion, Riva Filmproduktion/Hamburg
Length 107 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 Spanish
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Toronto 2005 (Masters), San Sebastian 2005 (Opening Film/In Competition), Rio 2005, Thessaloniki 2005, San Francisco 2006, Copenhagen 2006, Warsaw 2006
With backing from Televisión Espagñola, Canal+, EITB, Gobierno de Navarra, Eurimages, Ministero de Cultura/ICAA, MEDIA, FilmFoerderung Hamburg, ICO

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