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Basque movie “Urte Berri On, Amona” at Kirkland Performance Center, WA

Although not an official Seattle Euskal Etxea event, its president Gaizka Mallea would like to let the area residents know about the Seattle Latino Film Festival, which will show the Basque movie “Urte Berri On, Amona”, filmed in Basque and Spanish, with English subtitles. Here are the details:

Name of the Movie: Urte Berri On, Amona (Happy New Year, Grandma)
Date and Time: October 8th at 6:30 PM
Location: Kirkland Performance Center
Website: http://www.slff.org/happynewyear.php

Happy New Year, Grandma! (Urteberri on, Amona!) is a black comedy that follows the conflicts Mari’s family goes through while trying to looking after this peculiar grandmother. Grandma Mari is draining the life out of her daughter Maritxu so her husband Joxemari decides to put her in a nursing home. Joxemari must take her in without his wife getting wind of the situation and to do so enlists the help of her son-in –law Kintxo. This may seem a simple task but the grandmother’s character causes a duel of unexpected consequences. The director portrays the conflict in a humorous tone but also sheds light on dilemmas such as fear of solitude, loss of moral values, selfishness and family disintegration.

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