Španělsko, Francie, Baskicko, 2011, 85 min
Bertsolari is a documentary filmed in 2011 and deals with the phenomenon of impromptu versifying in the Basque Country. The movie is a collage of improvised poems, poets’ narrations, academic comments and recordings from poetic sessions. It aims to point out this unique form of poetic improvisation as well as to stress the importance of improvised word for contemporary society.
Director: Asier Altuna
Production: Txintxua Films
Camera: Gaizka Bourgeaud
Language of dialogues: Basque language, Spanish, English
Language of subtitles: English, Czech
Screenwriter and director Asier Altuna was born in Bergara (Basque Country) in 1969. He is famous for his films Aupa Etxebeste (2005) and Bertsolari (2011).