PEDALO

By Juan PALACIOS

LAPISCINA - as PROD

Road movie - Completed 2016

The first road movie at sea

Festivals
& Awards

San Sebastian FF 2016
Zinemira Irizar Basque Film Award
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Road movie, First film, Documentary
    • Countries
    • SPAIN
    • Languages
    • SPANISH
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 73 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Juan PALACIOS
    • Writer(s)
    • Juan PALACIOS
    • Producer(s)
    • Patricia SAGUES (Lapiscina ), Juan PALACIOS
    • Synopsis
    • A Spanish filmmaker living in Denmark travels back home to Basque Country to follow three friends on a surreal nautical voyage. Riding a second­hand paddle boat, they pedal over 150km along the entire Basque coast from Hendaia (French­Basque), to Bilbao (Spanish­Basque), in an attempt to rediscover their country’s shoreline. From the cold suburbs of Copenhagen, the filmmaker imagined a romanticised summer story; but, as a second­hand paddle boat is not made for the rough Basque sea, things don’t go as planned. The journey becomes a delirium with unforeseen accidents, folkloric parties, hangovers, a shaman, a funeral... Documenting the expedition of these “sailors” on his own, the filmmaker finds himself on a parallel inner journey.
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