Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Loreak (Flowers)

Year: 2014
Country: SPAIN
Run Time: 99 minutes

Loreak (Flowers)
Loreak (Flowers)
Loreak (Flowers)
Loreak (Flowers)

Nothing is technically wrong with Ane. According to her doctor, she is just experiencing a rare case of early menopause. And while the news is upsetting to childless Ane, she finds little comfort in her husband Ander, who rarely utters more than a few words to her. When a bouquet of flowers is delivered to Ane’s door, her spirits are lifted—she assumes Ander is finally expressing sympathy to her condition. But after she thanks him for the thoughtful gesture, he curtly denies responsibility. Over the next several weeks, Ane continues to receive a new, anonymous bouquet of flowers every Thursday. Though the flowers increasingly annoy Ander, Ane relishes in the idea of having a secret admirer. That is, until the flowers stop arriving. Told through multiple perspectives, Jon Garaño and José Marí Goenaga’s poignant and engrossing LOREAK (FLOWERS) explores how one of the simplest acts of kindness reinvigorates a woman’s life and how she returns the favor. (In Basque with subtitles) – E.B.

CIFF39 Screenings

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 6:45 PM -
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 8:25 PM

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 2:00 PM -
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 3:40 PM

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Directors
Jon Garaño, Jose´ Marı´Goenaga

Prior to co-directing their first film together, Jon Garaño and José Marí Goenaga both attended the Basque Sarobe Academy, where they studied cinema. Garaño, born in San Sebastián, has directed numerous award-winning shorts and television documentaries. Goenaga, born in Ordizia, has a degree in Business and worked on both animated and documentary films.

Filmography
"For 80 Days" (2010) – 35th CIFF, LOREAK (FLOWERS) (2014)

Producers
Iñaki Go´mez, I´ñigo Obeso, Xabier Berzosa

Screenwriting
Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño, Jose´ Marí Goenaga

Cinematography
Javier Agirre

Editing
Raúl López

Principal Cast
Nagore Aranburu, Josean Bengoetxea, Itziar Aizpuru, Itziar Ituño, Egoitz Lasa

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