BHFF PRESENTS: MARTA HERNAIZ PIDAL
The BHFF / Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film Festival is proud to present a Q&A with Marta Hernaiz Pidal as part of the sixteenth annual festival! On Thursday, April 11, Hernaiz Pidal joins us following the 8:45pm screening of her film The Chaotic Life of Nada Kadić, a moving drama that seamlessly blurs fiction and documentary in chronicling the life of a single mother whose young child is diagnosed with autism. See the trailer here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKywSInsN9w
Marta Hernaiz Pidal is a Mexican filmmaker with a degree in film and television, and a master’s degree in fine arts with a specialty in film direction obtained at the film.factory school in Sarajevo, which was founded by the renowned Hungarian director Béla Tarr. In 2016, her short film Dobro was part of the official selection of Cannes Film Festival in the Cinefondátion section. Her first feature film, The Chaotic Life of Nada Kadić saw its world premiere at the Berlinale Forum 2018.
Tickets to The Chaotic Life of Nada Kadić and Q&A with Hernaiz Pidal are on sale now!
In Hernaiz Pidal’s The Chaotic Life of Nada Kadić, Nada is a dedicated single mother, disaffected with her tumultuous domestic life yet unable to piece together a plan to change it. After Nada finds out her daughter is on the autistic spectrum, together they embark on a journey through the Balkans in search of peace with the past, and acceptance of new realities. On their long drive through the foggy, rainy countryside, and away from the chaos of home, perhaps they can form new bonds, and learn new ways to communicate with one another. The BHFF invites you to join us for this special presentation and Q&A with Hernaiz Pidal on Thursday, April 11, at 8:45pm!
The Chaotic Life of Nada Kadić (Writer/Director Marta Hernaiz Pidal) has won the Jury Prize at the @Festival International de Films de Femmes, one of the oldest and most important festivals for women filmmakers!
Here were the comments from the jury:
« Comme des chasseurs d’éclairs, on attend un moment où l’on peut se retrouver à contempler le spectacle que peut nous donner à voir une tornade, à se passionner pour des objets pris à l’intérieur, se dire qu’on ne les avait jamais vus comme ce...
" like lightning hunters, we're waiting for a moment where we can find ourselves to contemplate the show that can give us to see a tornado, to is for objects taken inside, to say that we've never seen them Like this before. This is what we offer the chaotic life of nada kadic, by a whole singular look... " - Fiction Jury
Congratulations Marta and the team!
#CelebraElCineLatino Hoy estrenamos el corto Pool Version de Gonzalo Escobar Mora. Con esta película inauguramos un especial con una muestra de obras latinoamericanas que fueron producidas en la escuela del director húngaro Béla Tarr en el marco de su proyecto académico film.factory de la Sarajevo Film Academy.
View the film / 💥Vean la película aquí https://www.retinalatina.org/video/pool-version/
Read a Review of the film / 💥Lean la reseña de Pool version aquí https://www.retinalatina.org/pool-version-gonzalo-escobar-…/
On Monday 25th Feb at the lovely and quaint cinema The Nightingale, Emma Rozanski's striking and weird debut feature film PAPAGAJKA (accompanied by two lovely shorts by up and coming directors) screened to a full room, followed by a robust and interesting Q&A with the director following the screening - @NightCine http://nightingalecinema.org/ #SupportIndieFilm #womeninfilm
This week, Emma Rozanski’s short film PANGAEA, screens as part of the Sharjah Film Platform (SFP), a week of live film screenings, talks and workshops held by the Sharjah Art Foundation. Our Marta Hernaiz Pidal was the cinematographer on the film and it was shot in Sarajevo on location among the striking brutalist architecture of Sarajevo’s main TV station.
Festival website and programme: http://sharjahart.org/sharjah-art-foundation/programme/sharjah-film-platform
On Tue 6 March 2018 at 6:30pm, at the CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, Scotland, and on the 9th March 2018, 13:00 to 15:30, Russkiy Mir Centre, A29, Elvet Riverside I, Durham University...
...Esteemed archivist and curator Juana Suárez (NYU Tisch School of the Arts) presents a programme of four recent short films by Colombian filmmakers living abroad. She will also be there to discuss the programme with special guests.
Including our Gonzalo Escobar Mora's medium-length film from Sarajevo - POOL VERSION
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