Four months a year, the Basque cider bars attract thousands of people, both local and foreign. Everyone waits to fulfill the tradition: enjoying a menu of Spanish omelette, cod, chop and cheese, and drinking cider to the cry of “¡txotx!”.
There are films that play a special role within a film festival, and are particularly useful for those of us who confine ourselves in its theaters for full days. Brief and relaxed, they are small breaks among the many shows of festival life. Cider Stories is one of these films. Bego Zubia Gallastegi’s documentary penetrates the world of Basque cider bars in their most active period in order to offer a thorough journey through all of its processes, from the classic to the modern. Far from limiting itself to merely observing and describing, the film embarks on a trip that explores how gastronomy can transcend food and end up relating intrinsically to a town to the point of molding its own identity. EAC
D, G: Bego Zubia Gallastegi F: Juantxo Sardón E: Asier Pujol DA: Juantxo Sardón, Bego Zubia Gallastegi S: Lolo Ruiz M: Igor Arroyo P, PE: Manex Urruzola CP: Elhuyar, Pixel
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She has made a career as a press and television journalist. She currently directs the scientific dissemination program Teknopolis (Elhuyar-ETB), and has directed many mid-length documentaries for television, such as Viaje a la prehistoria (2013) and Tras el hierro antiguo (2014).