“My Uncle Tudor” wins a Golden Bear in Berlinale
Olga Lucovnicova’s graduation film Nanu Tudor / My Uncle Tudor won the Golden Bear for Best Short Film in the 71st Berlinale.
It’s the first time that a DocNomads produced film enters the competition in Berlinale, and by achieving such relevant distinction in a first time makes it a remarkable occasion to celebrate.
Jury statement: “In Nanu Tudor (My Uncle Tudor), Olga Lucovnicova leads us through the complexity of unravelling a childhood trauma. While intimate details gradually introduce us to a seemingly idyllic world of innocent nostalgia, her conversation with her Uncle Tudor builds up to expose her childhood horror and his unrepentant denial. Lucovnicova’s subtle cinematic gaze circles around her family members with precision. Her personal courage combined with cinematic mastery create a film that is both powerful and emotionally layered.”
By Olga Lucovnicova
20' • Belgium •2020
In intimate close-ups the camera captures an idyllic scene that seems to belong to a different era: ripe cherries, black-and-white photographs and a summerhouse full of memories of the seemingly carefree childhoods of several generations. Old aunties talk about the past and Uncle Tudor, too, answers the filmmaker’s questions. Little by little, she confronts him with her trauma, for which he is responsible.
In Berlinale catalogue.