Kutsidazu bidea, Ixabel (2006)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - Spain  |  
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Fernando Bernues and Mireia Gabilondo co-helm the coming-of-age drama Kutsidazu bidea, Ixabel (AKA Show Me the Way, Ixabel). Mikel Losada plays Juan Martin, a boy from San Sebastian who decides to improve his Basque skills by spending his summer in the Pyrenees region at a Spanish farmhouse. The summer doesn't quite work out as he planned - the locals' use of Basque is all-but unintelligible to him and bears little similarity to his classroom studies, while the rural lifestyles jar with his own experience and knowledge and carry him far outside of his comfort zone. Juan's head is turned, however, by Ixabel, the family's youngest daughter, with whom he falls deeply in love - despite the existence of her current boyfriend, pelota champion Anjel Mari.