La pelota vasca. La piel contra la piedra



Julio Medem (Sex and Lucia) takes us in an honest and fascinating journey through the mythical land of the Basques, its unique language and traditions and its intricate and painful political reality. Through the rigorous editing of nearly 100 interviews to some of the more representative figures of Basque life, THE BASQUE BALL - SKIN AGAINST STONE, gives a voice to politicians, journalists, writers, musicians and victims of terrorism. Julio Medem offers each individual the opportunity to express their thoughts, their feelings, their fears, in the hope that the humble truth in each one of them, in dialogue with the others, will take us a step closer to the understanding of a complex reality.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Julio Medem

Written by: Julio Medem

Editing: Julio Medem

Original Score: Mikel Laboa

Sound Design: Sounders Creacion Sonora

Nominations and Awards

  • European Documentary Award – Prix Arte 2004