Under the shadow of Azkorri

Under the shadow of Azkorri

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"Under the Shadow of Azkorri” is a visual documentary essay which investigates the spaces of images, starting with a photo taken on the beach of Azkorri, Basque Country. Preoccupied with the problematic how a change of perspective might alter the sensibility towards an image, the video evolves around the re-enactment of a gesture from Miklós Jancsó’s movie “Még kér a nép” (“Red Psalm”, 1972), which is encountered subsequently on a photo of Russian LGBTQ+ activist Yelena Grigoryeva. The director explores that particular sign complicating its erotics of resistance and rewriting it by drawing lines to her own queer sexuality, to the aesthetic representation of communism as well as to questions of dispossession.


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Title: Under the shadow of Azkorri

Length: 17 min

Genre: Experimental

Country of Origin: Spain

Country of Filming: Spain

Completion Date: 2020


Director: Eszter Katalin




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About the Director, Eszter Katalin


Eszter Katalin (Budapest, 1991) is a Hungarian artist based in Vienna. Her practice is concerned with questioning the representation of subjects tied to socio-political struggles from a queer and feminist perspective. Her work has been featured at festivals such as the Diagonale – Festival des österreichischen Films in Graz, the 17th. Filmmor International Women’s Film Festival on Wheels in Istanbul, in the video library of Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin 2018/19, at the 67. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen as well as the 38. Kasseler Dokfest. In 2021 she received the Sunset Kino Award for excellence in experimental film and video for filmmakers under 35 years for her video "Azkorri árnyéka alatt".