This is the second time we’ve brought you an article from Cineuropa, a website that defines itself as:

“Cineuropa is the first European portal dedicated to cinema and audiovisual in 4 languages. With daily news, interviews, data bases, in-depth investigations into the audiovisual industry, Cineuropa aims at promoting the European film industry throughout the world. Welcome to a platform where professionals can meet and exchange information and ideas.”

And this time, we’re bringing you an article of theirs about the two Basque film makers who have been included in the Berlinale Talent program, which is a talent-development and networking platform taking place within the framework of the 2021 Berlinale.

They are Lur Olaizola Lizarralde and Zuri Goikoetxea, and in the article, journalist Alfonso Rivera describes their careers.

There’s also a detail which we would include as one of our pet peeves.  In this case, it’s how these two Basques are referred to as being from the “Spanish Basque Country”.  Yes, it’s true, we don’t like that term.  But we do like the fact that it is clearly state that what is regularly called the “Basque Country” is but a part of the whole Basque Country.  This is similar to when the term “Pays Basque” is used in French to refer to the Lower Basque Country.

We hope their inclusion in the Berlinale Talent program is productive and helps them increase their international reach as film makers.

Cineuropa – 1/3/2021 – Europe

Two Basque directors head off to Berlinale Talents

Berlinale Talents (see the news) is taking place as an integral part of the 2021 Berlinale, from 1-5 March. Two of the directors selected to take part in this year’s gathering hail from the Spanish Basque Country: Lur Olaizola Lizarralde and Zuri Goikoetxea..

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