Thursday, September 6, 2018

Au Pays des Basques

Au Pays des Basques (1930) is the first film with sound shot in the Basque Country, and even the first film in which words in the Basque language are heard. More specifically: Erleak, abejas, are the first words in this language that were recorded on film.
The bee was the animal that connected the world of the living with that of the dead in old Basque mythology. Through its beautiful images, the film travels around the Basque Country, from its mountains to its coast, ensuring to capture images that are heard for the first time on film.  
Au pays des Basques is a documentary of great beauty which reveals the landscapes through song and with a film structure of association. It is a film that is sung and told to verify and celebrate the birth of sound and with a backdrop of metaphysical significance, goodbye and farewell.

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