Nanu Tudor’s awarded in Kurzfilm Hamburg, Germany
Olga Lucovnicova’s graduation film MY UNCLE TUDOR won the Deframed Prize at the 37th Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg held between 1 and 6 June in Germany.
The Deframed Prize is awarded by the international jury to a film which deals with reality in a poetic, formal, analytic and unconventional way while ignoring all rules in a pioneering spirit.
Jury statement: “Very slowly, almost gently and imperceptibly, she pulls the ground out from under our feet. A disturbing piece of family history told with a rarely seen directness that lingers, My Uncle Tudor is an unflinching and courageous gaze into the rarely spoken violence of the familial environment. With simple means, this touching film shows that great cinema is possible even with a small budget.”
By Olga Lucovnicova (Moldova) • 20 • 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.
Previously presented in:
- Berlinale Int. Film Festival / Germany
- Hot Docs Film Festival / Canada
- Go Short Int. Short Film Festival / Netherlands
- Krakow Film Festival / Poland
- Friss Hús Budapest Short Film Festival / Hungary
Upcoming selections to:
- Norwegian Short Film Festival / Norway
- ZagrebDox Int. Documentary Film Festival / Croatia
- Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival / Israel