March 19 – 30
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Run Time: 105 minutes
FOR 80 DAYS is a warm film, imbued with quiet dignity, in which older adults must make hard decisions about duty and friendship. Axun and her husband Juan Mari are 70-years-old and live in a farmhouse in a small Basque village. Axun lives a traditional life; she goes to Mass, works on her cross-stitching, and dons her apron to cook meals for her unexpressive husband. Their irritable daughter Josune lives in L.A. When Josune's hated ex-husband lands in a coma following an accident, Axun sees it as her duty to visit him in the hospital. Sharing the hospital room is another comatose patient whose sister Maite visits him daily. To their astonishment, Axun and Maite discover they know each other; in fact, they had almost become lovers 50 years earlier. Axun is drawn out of her conservative shell by Maite, a sophisticated woman who teaches music at the conservatory. Telling Juan Mari she's spending time at the hospital, Axun begins slipping out with Maite. The women's relationship might be resuming where it left off all those years ago. But Axun's lies start tripping her up, and Juan Mari is lost without her. (In Basque with subtitles) – B.B.
José Marí Goenaga, Jon Garaño
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
The short films made by Jon Garaño have won over 90 prizes and his TV documentaries have been broadcast in over 15 countries. José Marí Goenaga has co-written and co-directed animated features and documentaries. Both directors studied cinema at the Basque Sarobe Academy, and in 2001 co-founded the Moriarti production company.
Jon Garaño - "Sahara Marathon" (2004), FOR 80 DAYS (2010). José Marí Goenaga - "Supertramps" (2004), "Lucio" (2007), FOR 80 DAYS (2010)
This film is presented with the generous support of CONNIE SARVAY.