Great news for our co-production Overseas who won the Best Documentary Feature Award at Hamptons International Film Festival. Big thumbs up for director Sung A Soon, the whole team behind the film and the producers Isabelle Truc (Iota Production), Quentin Laurent (Les Films de l’oeil Sauvage) & the team of our company Clin d’oeil films.
Last Friday, ‘By the Name of Tania’ won the prestigious prize for Best International Feature at Raindance Film Festival in London! Congrats to the directors Bénédicte Liénard & Mary Jiménez and the team. Only a couple of weeks to go until the Belgian release.
“By the Name of Tania – Thoughtful lingering and atmospheric, difficult not to be moved.”
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.”