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by Roberto Castón


The valley of Arratia in August 1991. Ander, a farmer well into his forties, lives with his sister Arantxa and his old mother in a remote part of rural Basque country. His is a monotonous life filled with nothing but farm work and a job at the local bicycle factory. It won’t be long before Arantxa gets married and leaves home and then Ander will be left to look after their stubborn mother on his own. Then one day Ander has an accident and breaks his leg. His limb will be in a plaster cast for two months. Against his mother’s wishes, the family decides to employ a Peruvian immigrant, José, in order to help out. The arrival of the new farm hand has an influence on interpersonal relationships within the family.

international title: Ander
original title: Ander
country: Spain
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Roberto Castón
film run: 128'
release date: FR 17/02/2010
screenplay: Roberto Castón
cast: Josean Bengoetxea, Christian Esquivel, Jose Kruz Gurrutxaga, Pedro Otaegi, Pilar Rodríguez, Leire Ucha
cinematography by: Kike López
film editing: Iván Miñambres
costumes designer: Atoya Arandigoyen
producer: José María Gonzalo
production: Berdindu, Ilusión Óptica, BitArt New Media

main awards/selection

Berlinale 2009 Panorama Special
C.I.C.A.E. Award

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