Laida Lertxundi

Laida Lertxundi is a filmmaker, programmer and lecturer at University of California San Diego. Her films have been shown internationally in museums, festivals and venues such as MoMA; Tate Modern (London); Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Viennale (Austria); the New York Film Festival Views from the Avant Garde; the International Film Festival Rotterdam; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid); Anthology Film Archives and many more. She was recently featured in the 2012 Whitney Biennial. Lertxundi received the Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker at the 48th Ann Arbor Film Festival. She was included in Best of the Decade reviews in CinemaScope magazine and 25 Filmmakers for the 21st Century in The Film Comment Avant-Garde Poll. She has programmed film and video at venues in the U.S. and Spain, and has published various articles on film, most recently in the anthology La Risa Oblicua and Bostezo magazine.

The Room Called Heaven

(Laida Lertxundi, 2012)

American plains and high altitudes assembled in a B-roll structure take us to a place of sounds. Plans américains show color and temperature shifts while an emotional room tone is...

Farce Sensationelle!

(Laida Lertxundi, 2009)

“Laida Lertxundi's Farce Sensationelle!, a self-portrait and simultaneous homage to Dziga Vertov, fusing the artist's eye with the Kino-eye.” -Images Festival...

A Lax Riddle Unit

(Laida Lertxundi, 2011)

In a Los Angeles interior, moving walls for loss. Practicing a song to a loved one. A film of the feminine structuring body. -LL...

Cry When it Happens (Llora Cuando Te Pase)

(Laida Lertxundi, 2010)

Los Angeles City Hall is reflected onto the window of the Paradise Motel. It serves as an anchor for this traversal through the natural expanse of California. Here, we discover...

My Tears Are Dry

(Laida Lertxundi, 2009)

A film in the three parts of a dialectic. Hoagy Land’s song is played and interrupted as guitar makes sound, two women, a bed an armchair, and the beautiful outside....

Footnotes to a House of Love

(Laida Lertxundi, 2007)

A series of shots in a California desert landscape in which there is a play between on frame and off frame, sound and image. There is an effort to create...