Pelota II
Pelota II

Pelota II

Director Jørgen Leth, Olatz González Abrisketa

Production year 2015

Length 71min.

Country Spain

SYNOPSIS

"The ball is a living being. Each one is different from the rest and you have to listen properly to recognize them." Pelota II goes into one of the best kept secrets of this sport: the right selection of balls for every game. Having as reference Jørgen Leth's documentary "Pelota" (1983), Olatz González Abrisketa aims to bring the aesthetics of Leth to the radical nature of ethnographic detail, making the final film about what it is considered the classic ritual of Basque culture.

CAST & CREW

Jørgen Leth
Jørgen Leth

Director

Producer

Carlos Juárez

Script

Olatz González Abrisketa

Director of Photography

Dan Holmberg

Production designer

Raquel Perea

Music by

Kristian Leth

Sound

Luis Baranda, Iñaki Alonso

Edit

Imanol López, Camilla Skousen, Olatz González Abrisketa

Production company

Basque Films

Jørgen Leth

Jørgen Leth is a Danish film director and author. He has published twenty six books and made forty five films, most of which have been internationally distributed, winning critical acclaim and awards around the world. He is the recipient of a life-long grant from the Danish state for his achievements in filmmaking. He has received several life time achievement awards at multiple international film festivals.


Filmography

The Perfect Human (1967), Life in Denmark (1971), Chinese Ping Pong (1972), Good and Evil (1975), A Sunday in Hell (1976), 66 Scenes from America (1981), Notes on Love (1989), Traberg (1992), Michael Laudrup: A Football Player (1993), Haïti, Untitled (1995), The Five Obstructions (2005), The Erotic Human (2011), Pelota II (2015).


Olatz González Abrisketa
Olatz González Abrisketa

Director

Olatz González Abrisketa

Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology in the University of Basque Country. In 2005, he published Pelota vasca: un ritual, una estética (Basque Pelota: a Ritual, an Aesthetic), edited in USA in 2012. She has also made diverse audiovisual works, publications, art exhibitions, conferences, researchers, etc.


Filmography

Paul Richard (2006), Jørgen Leth on Haiti (2011), Carmen (2011), Pelota II (2015).

FILMS 2016