FILM NOIR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL IN PLENTZIA-BASQUE COUNTRY
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1977
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VOL. VIII - 2019 EDITION

Fiestas de Plencia (León Armando Zalbidea, 1927)

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Armando Leon Zalbidea had to be a quirky guy, but we have a lot to thank him for. He was a photographer and filmmaker born in Snuff (Philippines). He was one of the first Bizkainos making documentaries and in 1928 he founded the “Cinema Casino Plencia”. We can picture him smoking a pipe in the halls of the Aurrerá Company while explaining air navigation theories.

Here is his 12 minute “Fiestas de Plencia” – shot back in1927, a lovely documentary that lets us travel back on time.