BASQUE HOTEL

By Josu VENERO

SIGNO DIGITAL - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2011

Five renowned novelists weave a web of real and fictional spaces through dialogue, history and experiences of the Basque community in the United States.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, Other
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Josu VENERO
    • Writer(s)
    • Josu VENERO, Jose Antonio PEREZ CAPETILLO
    • Producer(s)
    • Gorka VENERO (Signo Digital - Art Frame)
    • Synopsis
    • Basque Hotel is a U.S. road movie, a visual record, and testimony, in which stories are interwoven to create an overview of Basque emigration to this part of the world. It passes through the extensions of the old American West (Nevada, Idaho and California) and hits the streets of New York, the city where everything is a mix and comes to life. Five renowned novelists weave a web of real and fictional spaces through dialogue, history and experiences of the Basque community in the United States. In this literary tour, the voice-overs are heard giving fragments of the various novels of the writers (Robert Laxalt, Bernardo Atxaga, Asun Garikano, Joseba Zulaika and Kirmen Uribe). The testimonies of these players and their writings rebuild their visions and American experiences, sketching a spectacular journey from the Basque Country to the United States; and from the Basque Hotel to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
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