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!
Congratulations to Gonzalo Escobar Mora who recently received a ‘Make a Wave’ grant for artists from 3Arts Chicago. Make a Wave is a groundbreaking artist-to-artist giving program that erases the traditional gatekeeper by inviting each of the previous year’s 3Arts Award recipients to select another artist to receive a surprise $1,000 grant—in effect sending a wave through Chicago’s brilliant cultural core.
An update on the film happenings of our Stefan Malešević:
In May, Gora, a 78min documentary shot in Kosovo, won the Best Camera award and Best Film award at the BelDocs international film festival in Belgrade.
In August, Gora was screened at DokuFest in Prizren, where it got a Special Mention from the BalkanDox jury.
In August, Stefan was a member of the jury for documentaries at the Montenegro Film Festival in Herceg Novi.
PILAR PALOMERO received a Special Mention for her short film Noc (Night) at the Sarajevo Film Festival
USUD, a feature fiction based on a Slavic pagan folk tale, written and to be directed by Stefan Malešević, got selected for International Project Discovery Forum in LA, a part of LA Greek Film Festival. Stefan will travel to Los Angeles in June to present his project.
For more info visit: http://lagff.org/festival/international-project-discovery-forum/selected-projects
ARAGANE, a documentary feature film by Kaori ODA was awarded with SPECIAL MENTION at the YAMAGATA INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL