Dr. Larraitz Ariznabarreta of the Center for Basque Studies will present Chillida Esku Huts and will introduce the film and lead a discussion after the screening.
At the age of 19, Eduardo Chillida (1942-2002) was a gifted athlete set to become a football legend. However, a severe injury during a match saww him move away from professional sport. At the time, nobody except for his life-long partner, Pilar Belzunce, could ever imagine that the young goalkeeper from Hernani was at the verge of re-writing his destiny. Chillida would die a few decades later as one of the most prominent sculptors of the 20th century.
CHILLIDA, ESKU HUTS is not a conventional biography, but the poetic and fast-paced reminiscence of an unparalleled artist. Chillida’s personality is perpetuated through his work, his eight children and some of his closest collaborators.
2016, directed by Juan Barrero, color, in Euskara & Castilian with English subtitles, 74 minutes
Juan Barrero was a documentary-maker for National Geographic, an experience that would inspire his first feature film, La jungla interior (2013), selected for international festivals worldwide and winner of the New Waves Award for Best European Film at the Seville European Film Festival (SEFF). In 2012 he founded Labyrint Films. His works as a producer, editor and photographer have been selected for the Cannes, Locarno, Viennale, San Sebastian, Havana, Munich, Sao Paulo, Cartagena de Indias and Marseilles festivals… where they have landed myriad awards.