19th May: 80 egunean

The Catalan, Basque and Galician Cinema Season continues with the Basque film 80 egunean. The film will beprojected the 19th May, 2:00pm, at the Midlands Arts Center. Here is all the information about the film: 

Original title: 80 egunean (In 80 days)
Length: 105 min
Year: 2009
Genre: Drama
Directors: Jon Garaño, Jose Mari Goenaga 
Actors: Itziar Aizpuru, Mariasun Pagoaga, José Ramón Argoitia, Ane Gabarain

Axun, a 70 year old woman, is called from the hospital to take care of her daughter's ex-husband, who was seriously injured in a car accident. To her surprise, the woman who takes care of the other patient in the same hospital room turns out to be Maite, her best friend when teenagers. They have not seen each other for more than 50 years. The hospital visits will show that the close relationship they had when teenagers is still alive. Their relationship was very special fifty years ago but nowadays the same feelings flourish. They have fun and enjoy each other's company until Axun finds out that Maite is openly lesbian. Axun questions her own feelings about Maite. Was their relationship when teenagers more than friendship? Where is the thin line that separates friendship from desire? Now that she is 70, does she dare crossing this thin line?

The film has been presented in 11 International Film Festival (for instance, The London Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival, Mumbai International Film Festival...). The film is suitable for all audiences.

As part of the 17th edition of the VIVA! Festival, director Jon Garaño attended the screening of 80 egunean at the Cornerhouse cinema in Manchester. Here you have a video about the discussion he had with the audience right after the projection.

Do you want to watch the whole film in Basque? Click here (no English subtitles).

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