Honoured to win the Interreligious Award at Visions du Réel. Below the jury statement:
A film that captures the kindness of its director, aside from her characters, who she cares about so much. From drawings made by each member of the family, the scenes reveal fragments of dreams confronted with the realities that the protagonists must face. Vida Dena uncovers with attention and tenderness the problems specific to exile: shaken identities, sometimes difficult integrations, but also those specific forces that make us dream and make life stronger than anything. Tense between past and future, life and dream, roots and identity, this original film features drawings that are integrated in an alluring and poetic animation.