VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

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V' 11

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Valérie Massadian
F, 2011
Fiction, 68min, OmeU

NANA

Valérie Massadian
F, 2011
Fiction, 68min, OmeU

Cast: 
Kelyna Lecomte
Nana
Alain Sabras
Marie Delmas
Screenplay: 
Valérie Massadian
Sound: 
Olivier Dandré
Camera: 
Léo Hinstin
Valérie Massadian
Editor: 
Dominique Auvray
Valérie Massadian

Production: 
Gaijin
World Sales: 
Gaijin
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Intimate and sensitive – and completely devoid of sentimentality – Valérie Massadan’s debut feature Nana is about the basic questions of life and death as experienced directly in the middle of the process of awakening. Four-and-a-half year old Nana lives in the French countryside, apart from all other children, on a daily basis only interacting with her mother, her reserved grandfather and the natural world itself, its beauty and its violence. Massadian’s extremely confident camera is often placed low, on the eye level of the child, a device that might stem from the filmmaker’s attempting to gain confidence from her lead, but one that also places the audience as if we, too, were children, sense-remembering the experience of discovery. (Mark Peranson)