Amama screenings begin today, don’t miss out!

AMAMA: When a tree falls (2015), director Asier Altuna’s latest film, will be shown and followed by a Q&A session at various cities throughout the United States. The tour kicks off in Boise today at the Basque Museum and Cultural Center.

Screen Shot 2016-10-05 at 12.39.20 AM

Altuna, born in Bergara (Gipuzkoa), has gained critical acclaim for his films, including a nomination for Best New Director at the Goya Awards in 2005 for his debut film Aupa Etxebeste. Amama won the Irizar Prize for Basque Cinema at last year’s San Sebastian International Film Festival.

The film is a story of tradition confronted by change in a rural Basque family farm. When the eldest son decides to move away instead of inheriting his father’s farm and way of life, the daughter, Amaia, tries to convey, while also understand, the necessity for change to her father, Tomas. Both sides are highlighted in the film, celebrating customs and tradition while grasping the need for progress. The visual landscapes are haunting in an alluring way and symbolic throughout. Watch the trailer here:

Be sure to go to one of the showings, it’s bound to be worthwhile!


  1. Would like to attend movie Amama on oct 11,
    At the library auditorium.
    However, what about parking? Will I have to
    Pay at that time , as I am not a student?
    Thank you.

    Nancy knowlton

    • basquebookseditor

      October 6, 2016 at 4:37 pm

      Dear Nancy,
      I will have to check on the parking specifically, and will give you more information tomorrow, but in general parking at UNR is free after 5 PM, so you should not have to pay. However, I’ll double check that again and repost tomorrow. Hope to see you out for the film!

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