The jury statement:
“This film is a sensible combination of observational and storytelling techniques that depict a touching, intimate portrait of an individual’s disintegrating identity.
The filmmakers decided to make use of fictional techniques, so that the viewer is able to witness a crime from within and can experience the journey of a victim that stands for countless others.
At the same time the filmmakers dared to aestheticize the bodies of the victims to challenge the viewers` voyeurism.
By the poetic construction of the narrative, the film transforms a local Peruvian drama into an exemplary, universal Story about human trafficking.
Tania is the name of all the women that are victims of this kind of violence.”
Thank you jury, thank you FIDADOC, the great audience of Agadir and congratulations to everyone involved in this film.
The jury statement:
“Pour sa poésie cinématographique orchestrée par des images et une bande-son immersives, pour ses témoignages émouvants, pour le regard triste et profond de cette inconnue qui mène un combat pour sa survie, le film tout entier porté par une esthétique contemplative est une ode à toutes les femmes qui comme elles continuent de résister face a la violence et l’exploitation du système capitaliste. Le prix spécial du jury est attribué au film ‘By the Name of Tania’ de Bénédicte Liénard et Mary Jimenez.”
‘By the Name of Tania’, directed by Mary Jiménez & Bénédicte Liénard, and ‘Transnistra’, directed by Anna Eborn and coproduced with Momento Film & Adomeit Film are selected for FIDADOC 2019! Both films are selected in the International Competition. The festival takes place from 18 until 22 June in Agadir.
The jury’s reasoning: “The winner of the Oslo Grand Pix Nordic Documentary goes to a complete and balanced piece of documentary art. At once dramatically understated and delicately photographed, it unfolds a hypersensitive vision of being young and without direction in a remote area of Eastern Europe. Especially the film’s original motif – a sensually charged teenage girl at the center of a band of peer boys – calls for an atmosphere of natural bodily closeness and vibrant intensity, that, in itself, contradicts the clichés of gritty Eastern European realism.”
Congratulations to the director, Anna Eborn, and the team!
‘Dreaming Walls’ is selected for the Torino Film Lab Extended – Documentary 2019 workshop! The next 4 days, director Amélie Van Elmbt and producer Hanne Phlypo will discuss the project in group sessions and one-to-one meetings with high profile tutors.
The workshop “is aimed at encouraging the creative process necessary to achieve the best possible result for creating strong stories, which can meet the audience and market’s requirements.”
The film will be screened two times (8 June, 12h / 10 June, 9h), both screenings will be followed by a Q&A with director Olivier Magis and main character Sabrina Jean.
Another Paradise is part of the Doc/Expose section: “Thrilling investigations exposing the truth from frontlines to headlines. This programme offers an emphasis on citizens: those tyrannised and those who fight back. Discover epic and sober works of journalism, with deep reflection rarely afforded in short flashes of news streams.”
Congratulations to the director, the entire team and all our partners. Special thanks to Sabrina Jean, Chagos Refugees Group UK Branch and David Vine.
Produced by Clin d’oeil films and coproduced by Haut les Mains, Caviar, Playtime Films, Wallonie Image Production, RTBF, Canvas, France Télévisions and Lyon Capitale TV.
‘By the Name of Tania’ is selected in the International Feature Competition: “this section is open to new aesthetic proposals, experimental and hybrid films, and works that challenge the audiovisual languages and genres”, while ‘Manu’ will be the opening film of the festival. For both films it will be the Spanish premiere.
Thursday 9/5: ‘Manu’ – 20h00
Thursday 9/5: ‘Manu’ – 21h00
Saturday 11/5: ‘By the Name of Tania’ – 16h30
Tuesday 14/5: ‘By the Name of Tania’ – 22h15
We’re happy to announce that MANU, directed by Emmanuelle Bonmariage will have its German Premiere at DOK.fest Munich. The film will be shown in the DOK.panorama section: “[…] innovative documentary films from all over the world mapping the diversity and current trends of documentary storytelling.”
Screenings at DOK.fest Munich:
– Thursday 9/5, 18h30
– Sunday 12/5, 20h30
– Sunday 19/5, 16h00
We also received the news that the film was selected for this year’s Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival in Belgrade, which will be the Serbian premiere. The film will be screened in the ‘Breeze’ section, which shows “Tales of rapturing, noble or dynamic people and events, which prove that even seemingly small stories can, in their essence, be magnificent”.
Screenings at Beldocs IDFF:
– Thursday 9/5, 16h30
– Saturday 11/5, 19h00