Project Description


Josebe (88) lives in a retirement home in Chile. She thinks she has only just arrived from the Basque Country, and every day must learn, again and again, that she’s been in that home for over a year – and in Chile for 70 years.

Directors: Maite Alberdi, Giedrė Žickytė
Producer: Maite Alberdi (Micromundo Producciones, CL)
Co-producer: Giedrė Žickytė (Moonmakers, LT)
With the support of: Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes, Fondo de Fomento Audiovisual, Lithuanian Film Center, Danish Film Institute
Release: 2016

Awards and Nominations
The New York Times Op-docs
European Film Academy – nomination for the Best European Short Film 2016
Lithuanian Film Academy – “Silver Crane” award for the Best Co-production Film
Visions du Réel – World premiere at Festival International de Cinéma Nyon, Switzerland. Winner of the Sesterce D’or Goblet
DocumentaMadrid – Best Short Film Audience Award
Hot Docs International Documentary Festival – North American Premiere
Sheffield Doc/Fest – Best International Short Film, Academy Awards qualification
Krakow International Film Festival – Best European Short Film EFA Awards Nomination
Huesca International Film Festival – Winner of the José Manuel Porquet Special Award
Concorto Film Festival – Premio Speciale della Giuria
Budapest International Documentary Festival – Best Short Film Award
IFF Message to man Film Festival – Best Documentary Short Film Award
Rukapillan Festival – Best Short Fllm Award
Camerimage International Film Festival – Golden Frog Grand Prix
Doc en Courts, France – Grand Prix2017, Gran Prix
Go Short, Netherlands – Best short documentary
Docudays Kiev, Ukraine – Grand Prix
Vienna Short Film Award – Best Female Director