Pikadero

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    Pikadero

    Directed by

    Spain, United Kingdom

    2015

    98 min

    • Spanish
    • Basque

    Comedy

    San Sebastián IFF

    Pi-ka-de-ro. Basque, noun.
    1. Riding school.
    2. A place used for sexual encounters.
    Gorka is approaching 30 and still living with his parents. Affected by the recession that grips Spain, he’s lucky to have his temporary job working at a local toolmaking factory. He recently met the beautiful Ane who, in her late twenties, is also still living with her parents. The time to consummate their relationship has arrived. But where? They have no privacy at home and Gorka can’t afford a hotel room. So the two set off in their car in search of a Pikadero. But between a series of mirthful mishaps, Ane’s plans to emigrate, and Gorka’s fear of the future, it’s not easy finding the right moment.

    Awards

    • Critic's Choice Award for Best Debut Feature Film - Zurich FF
    • FIPRESCI Award - Molodist Kyiv IFF
    • Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film - Edinburgh IFF
    • Cineuropa Award - Brussels FF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Joseba Usabiaga
    Bárbara Goenaga
    Lander Otaola
    Zorion Eguileor
    Itziar Lazkano
    Peio Arnaez
    Screenplay
    Ben Sharrock
    Cinematography
    Nick Cooke
    Editing
    Karel Dolak
    Music
    Atzi Muramatsu
    Production
    CARAVAN CINEMA
    Sales
    FILM REPUBLIC

    Press

    There are many elements of Pikadero that make it unique... The concept of the film is refreshing, light-hearted and brilliant.

    Aida Amasuno Martín, Cineuropa

    Touching, absurd and visually striking.

    Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter

    An impressive new talent.

    Allan Hunter, Screen Daily

    Ben Sharrock

    Ben Sharrock

    United Kingdom

    I have wanted to talk about the inner emotional struggle in how we imagine our lives versus the things that happen or the decisions that are made that lead us in different directions.

    Ben Sharrock graduated from The University of Edinburgh with a degree in Arabic and Politics before attending film school at Screen Academy Scotland where he graduated with an MA Distinction in Film Directing. After working in the advertising industry in Dubai, Ben completed an MFA with which, he was awarded the Rafford Scholarship and the university medal for outstanding achievement.
    Ben Sharrock’s debut feature film PIKADERO premiered at San Sebastian International Film Festival in the New Director’s Category in September 2015 and Zurich FF. His previous short film work has won recognition in festivals around the world. Accolades include four BAFTA New Talents, including, “Best Drama” and “Best Writer” for PATATA TORTILLA in 2015. Ben is also represented by a number of production companies for commercials work.