NANU TUDOR

Belgium, Portugal, Hungary, Moldova

Synopsis

After 20 years of silence, the filmmaker travels back to the house of her great-grandparents, where she passed through harmful events that left a deep imprint on her memory forever. The long-awaited family gathering runs counter to her attempts to overcome the past.

Director's Statement

I have been studying cinema since 2011 and used to make documentary film portraits of other people. A year ago I decided to make my first personal film about my biggest pain - childhood memories that I had kept secret for decades.

Contrary to the stereotype, children are more often traumatized by close people like relatives, friends and educators, than strangers. Parents teach their children to trust these people, who, sometimes, may have dual
personalities. Thus, it is vital to teach children to identify, confront and report inappropriate adult behaviour. This is the central message of my film.

I show my ideal and loving family, in which there is a man, at first glance an ordinary person, but, unfortunately, who has a hidden abusive identity. Over the years, I have accumulated millions of important questions which I finally had the courage to ask. I had no more excuses for myself to be silent and actionless.

Silence and fear give power to evils.

Director's Biography

Olga Lucovnicova is a Moldovan filmmaker based in Belgium. She studied cinematography for six years at the Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts of Moldova, and two years documentary film directing at DocNomads, an Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Program, delivered by a consortium of three prominent European universities across Portugal, Hungary and Belgium. As a filmmaker, Olga is particularly interested in stories, which can generate social changes and create a platform for discussion. Her filming style combines observational cinema with poetic elements, where the key elements are human emotions and feelings.

FILMOGRAPHY:
2020 - MY UNCLE TUDOR
2019 - IT'S NOT THE END
2018 - THE DESERT WAVER
2015 - I DO NOT HATE YOU, DEATH
2013 - ONE LITTLE ROWAN BRANCH
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Olga Lucovnicova

Written by: Olga Lucovnicova

Produced by: Frederik Nicolai

Cinematography: Olga Lucovnicova

Nominations and Awards

  • Short Film Candidates 2021