PEDALÓ – Directed by Juan Palacios

PEDALÓ – Directed by Juan Palacios

  • Location:40 Bogart Street Brooklyn, NY 11206
  • Venue:Syndicated Movie Theater
  • Length:01:30 pm – 02:45 pm

PEDALÓ // Directed by Juan Palacios // Spain // Documentary Feature // 1hr 11m // Saturday 10/14 // 1:30pm // Syndicated

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A young filmmaker travels back to Basque Country to follow three friends on a surreal nautical voyage. Riding a second-hand paddle boat, they pedal over 150km along the entire Basque coast from Hendaia (French Basque Country) to Bilbao in an attempt to rediscover their country’s shoreline. However, as a paddle boat is not made for the rough Basque, things do not go as planned. The journey becomes a delirium with unforeseen accidents, folkloric parties, hangovers, a shaman, a funeral … Documenting the expedition of these “sailors” on his own, the filmmaker finds himself on a parallel inner journey.


Juan Palacios (b. 1986, Basque Country, Spain) is a filmmaker based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He works with experimental video, observational documentary, and visual-diary film essays. His short films, Corte Profundo and The Tibetan Spider won the CTL Short Film Competition in Pamplona, Spain in 2015 and 2014 consecutively. His first short video-essay, Chelonia memoriae, is part of the video library archive at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, Spain. PEDALÓ is his first feature film and won the Irizar Basque Film Award at San Sebastian International Film Festival 2016.

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