Maddi Barber & Marina Lameiro. Paraíso

From: Friday, 02 July 2021

To: Sunday, 12 September 2021

Place: Z Gallery

Two men measure the heights of pine trees. A woman listens to what the trees are saying. A cloud of digital dots reveals the forest. The children of the village pitch their tents. The pines have said that we can ask. They always called this place “Paradise”.

After the villages in the Arce Valley were abandoned in the 1960s, the Government of Navarre planted pine trees in the fields that were tilled or used as pasture for animals. More than 50 years later, they have decided to cut down the pines and recover their fields in a village repopulated in the 1980s.

Paraíso explores a territory in transformation by using a variety of data and image capture technologies.

Maddi Barber (Lakabe, 1988) is the director of films such as 592 metroz goiti (2018) and Urpean lurra, among her most recent work. Her films have been screened at festivals such as Visions du Réel, San Sebastian (Zabaltegi), Punto de Vista, Ji.hlava, Porto Post Doc and Las Palmas, among others. She is currently working on developing her first feature film, Claros de bosque.

Marina Lameiro (Pamplona, 1986) is a filmmaker and producer. In 2018 she released her first feature film, Young & Beautiful, which won awards and prizes at many festivals. Her second feature film, Dardara, joined the list of the 10 most-seen films in cinemas after its premiere at the Punto de Vista Festival.

Produced in collaboration with MONDRAGON
Curator: Garbiñe Ortega

The Z Gallery (Z for zinema, cinema in Basque) programme aims to bring to the public authors interested in searching for new narrative forms by questioning the genres that historically categorise cinematographic language. 2021 season of the programme we want to highlight the interest and research deployed by their authors on the idea of the collective, as well as the ways in which to continue thinking and working together to project a shared future.

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