PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

International premiere

The Radio Amateur

Local title
Raadioamatöör
Title in Russian
Радиолюбитель
Original title
El radioaficionado
Director
Iker Elorrieta
Country
Spain
Year
2021
Festival
25th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
First Feature Competition
Genre
psychological drama, drama
Subject
interpersonal relationships, soul-searching, lonesomeness, autism, love

Belonging is a core need of every human being. To feel as a part of the society is elementarily simple for those whose everyday coping is not defined as a special need. The needs of autistic Nikolas are utterly ordinary. He wishes to be a part of the community, do honest work, travel and see the world and, of course, love as much as his heart can stand. After his mother dies, Nikolas flees from social workers and returns to the harbour town of his childhood, where he meets his former schoolmate Ane who decides to help him. Their joint secret mission grows into a soul-piercing story about love, the warm sincerity of which will melt even those whose senses are most rigidly stuck in the everyday routine.

A remarkable strength of "The Radio Amateur" lies in its special kind of flow created by the dramaturgic harmony of camera directing and acting. This is a film where every composition and structure of every scene serves the achievement of a meaningfully purposeful effect which glow as a deep emotion long after watching the film.

Director Iker Elorrieta is also the screenwriter, cinematographer and producer of "The Radio Amateur". This means that Elorrieta has presented this story as a very strong author’s vision of the unnoticeable functioning mechanisms of the society. Here, we can simply be glad that he has decided to remain true to himself, as "The Radio Amateur" is great in all its facets.
Elise Eimre

Director
Iker Elorrieta
Screenwriter
Iker Elorrieta
Cast
Falco Cabo, Usue Álvarez, Jaime Adalid, Peio Arnáez, Arantza Galíndez
Producer
Alberto Sota, Fernando Bofill
DoP
Iker Elorrieta
Editor
Iker Elorrieta
Music
Aitor Etxebarria
Production
Pantoma Films, Nanu Films
World sales
Begin Again Films
Runtime
Language
Spanish
Subtitles
Estonian, English
Director
Iker Elorrieta

Iker Elorrieta (snd 1977) on töötanud dokumentaalfilmide monteerijana televisioonis ja arvutil loodud heliteoste loojana Filmax Entertainmenti toodetud animafilmide juures. 2012 asutas ta omaenda tootmisfirma, kus lavastab ja produtseerib reklaamkampaaniaid, audiovisuaalseid projekte eri brändidele ja dokumentaalfilme nagu „Días de reparto“ (2009), „One Way“ (2010), „I Forgot Myself Somewhere“ (2017) jne. „Raadioamatöör“ on tema esimene täispikk mängufilm.

Best Film Award, grant of 5000 euros from National Geographic

Screenings

Hall 2 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening070201 / Raadioamatöör
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsIker Elorrieta - Director, Usue Alvarez - Actress, Falco Cabo - Actor, Alberto Sota Ruiz - Producer, David Sota - Producer
Q&A duration
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Hall Electric Cinema
Screening122202 / Raadioamatöör
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 1 Kino Artis
Screening161501 / Raadioamatöör
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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