AMAMA WHEN A TREE FALLS

AMAMA

By Asier ALTUNA IZA

TXINTXUA FILMS SL - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2015

The story of a family. The story of a conflict between parents and their offspring, between the urban and the rural, between the past and the present. Tomás and Amaia, father and daughter, embody two opposing ways of living life, while the grandmother, Amama, observes the world in eloquent silence.

Festivals
& Awards

San Sebastian FF 2015
Official selection
ROMA FILM FESTIVAL 2015
OFICIAL
CINEMED Montpellier 2015
OFICIAL
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama, Family
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • Other
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 103 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Asier ALTUNA IZA
    • Writer(s)
    • Asier ALTUNA IZA
    • Producer(s)
    • Marian FERNANDEZ PASCAL (TXINTXUA FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • The traditional Basque farmhouse represents an ancient world, a way of living, a realm of wisdom and values that is fading before our eyes.

      The farmhouse is a family; a clan that has its roots in the knowledge passed on from one generation to the next over the course of centuries. The family is also the place where two worlds collide, where the link between parents and children is inevitably broken.

      The children of Tomás and Isabel are caught in a conflict between the ancient world and the new. How to live in the city without turning your back on the farm, how to free yourself without breaking the chain of knowledge, how to choose your own path without betraying your predecessors?

      Amaia grapples with the two conflicting worlds living inside her through her art. To find her path she must leave the farmhouse, confront her father, cause pain, break family ties…but she can only move forward if she also finds a way to live somehow in accordance with the inheritance of her forbears.

      Meanwhile the grandmother observes everyone, as though her gaze lent meaning to the unfolding transformation; one world ends, and another seems to appear.
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