Is it possible to travel twice to the same memory? The filmmaker built a cabin on an isolated river bank, just opposite his child-hood island, which had disappeared under the water after the construction of a dam. The goal was to go back to that place,which had become invisible. Only the trees of the island where he’d played stood firm in the middle of the water, like the masts of a broken toy, so the air was the only space left, the only vestige of the past to be conquered.
Óscar Alegría Suescun
Punto de Vista International Film Festival artistic director from 2013 to 2016 in Pamplona-Navarra. His first filmEmak Bakia baita (the search for the house in the Basque coast where Man Ray shot his Emak Bakia film) wasshown in BAFICI, Edimburgh, Telluride, San Sebastian, Shangài, Yamagata, DocLisboa, San Francisco and DenverFilm Festivals, has been translated into 16 languages and won 17 awards