2011. ETA announces the definitive cessation of its armed activity. In this historic moment of the Basque conflict, a young woman flees with a clear goal: to cross the border. She knows this will take her away from her home and roots, where she is no longer safe. During her escape, she arrives in Zubieta, a border village where ancient myths and modern conflicts seem to converge. Hidden in the attic of one of the town’s houses, she begins to observe an unchanging everyday life, where days blur into nights and nights into days. Suspended in an impossible time and in an unknown space, it will be increasingly difficult for her to leave this place behind.
Four years ago, a group of students from the Film and Audiovisual School of Catalonia (ESCAC) who shared common concerns and views began to develop a number of projects together. They are Ekain Albite, Adrià Roca, Nicolau Mallofré and Mikel Ibarguren. Their first project, ‘Erroitz’, opened up a path of creation and complicity that is still under construction to this day. A year later they produced the medium-length film ‘Uhara’, also shot in the Basque Country, and before that they reflected on the Catalan reality with ‘A rabassa morta’. ‘Negu hurbilak’ (2023) had its world premiere at the Locarno Festival, in the Filmmakers of the Present section, where it received a special mention.