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!
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
Stefan Malešević has been busy with two films - his upcoming debut feature film, MAMONGA, was presented at the Karlovy Vary Works in Progress:
As of today, the wonderful new USA-based streaming site, Seed and Spark (who are also a great crowdfunding platform for films with a unique twist on this service), have our Emma Rozanki’s (@aparticularfilm) debut feature film, Papagajka (The Parrot) available to watch online.
Their platform is very inclusive as they offer a pay what you can model, so they are accessible for those with lower incomes. So we’re very happy that Rozanki’s film is now in their online catalogue for an ever-growing audience to watch.
WATCH THE FILM HERE: https://www.seedandspark.com/watch/papagajka
Every viewing the film gets supports the filmmaker and will help her continue to make films!
Congratulations to our Bistrik7 colleagues Marta Hernaiz Pidal and André Gil Mata ! Both are premiering feature films at Berlinale this year, along with our teacher Guy Maddin. Viva la família de Sarajevo and Bistrik7!
Here is the Press Release from The Berlinale:
After its premiere at SXSW Film Festival a couple of years ago and subsequent festival screenings around the globe, you can now watch Emma Rozanski's debut feature film PAPAGAJKA (aka The Parrot) online.
UK/Europe - Watch here on Amazon: http://amzn.eu/1GdeXh7 (Amazon On Demand and Prime)
Canada/USA - also Watch here: https://www.fandor.com/films/parrot_papagajka
(Subscription based, but free trials are available)
Rest of the world - If you have an Amazon.com or an account you can watch via the links above in many countries not just UK/USA (Sadly not her home country of Australia just yet).
Keep up to date on other availability here:
Go forth, watch and enjoy!
Emma Rozanski's debut feature film, PAPAGAJKA (SXSW Premiere), is now available to watch on VOD via FANDOR in Canada and the USA.
You can watch if you are a subscriber of Fandor, via Apple TV, or you can sign up for a free trial subscription (there are loads of amazing movies on the platform so it's well worth a try)
Here's the link to @Fandor:
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.
In August, Emma Rozanski's debute feature film PAPAGAJKA will play in The Massachusetts Independent Film Festival...
WHEN: SAT August 26th
WHERE: The Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA
TICKETS & INFO:
Emma Rozanski's feature debut, Papagajka, will have its UK premiere in London at the East End Film Festival - she and some cast and crew will also be there for a Q&A afterwards.
Where: The Rio Cinema, Dalston E8
When SAT June 17th 3:45pm
Screening details: http://www.eastendfilmfestival.com/programme-archive/papagajka/
-Mamonga, Stefan's first fiction feature, is in pre-production - A three-part film, set in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro. Shooting starts on winter in Tuzla, Bosnia. The project was selected for Kino Der Kunst Project Pitch in Munich, part of the film festival by the same name, held this April, where 8 alumni of European film academies have been selected to compete for the main prize (post-production funding by ARRI), awarded by the jury presided by Doryun Chong, main curator of M+ museum in Hong Kong.
The festival will also screen his short film "The Bucket Rider" as a part of their official program.
Anton Petersen has bee selected to receive fund from the Faroe Islands National Film Fund for his new feature project, and will be filming this upcoming fall in the Faroes.
STEFAN MALEŠEVIĆ's feature-length documentary, GORA, will be screened at the BelDocs festival in Belgrade in May.
Stefan is also developing his next two documentary projects - 'Gone with the Southern Wind', about the rise and fall of the most popular Yugoslav band, called the Southern Wind (Južni Vetar) - and a film about the peculiar Bektashi Islamic sect in Macedonia and Albania.
This week, Andre Gil Mata's 'How I Fell in Love with Eva Ras' screens at DocLisboa and he will be there for Q&A's. If you're in town go and see it and say hi!