"Nanu Tudor" is a twenty-minute documentary produced in the academic context of the European master's programme DocNomads, of which Portugal is part, through the Lusophone University, together with Hungary and Belgium.
The film, which premiered this week at the Berlin festival, takes the top prize in the short film competition, with the jury underlining the courage and skill with which director Olga Lucovnicova filmed "the complexity of childhood trauma". Olga Lucovnicova was born in 1991, in Moldova, where she studied cinema. She later received a scholarship for the DocNomads documentary master's programme, a partnership between Belgium, Hungary and Portugal.
The director is the author of four other short films, which combine "a purely observational style with poetic elements, focused on human emotions", read in the biography presented by Berlinale. The short film competition at the Berlin festival also featured the film "Luz de Presença", by director Diogo Costa Amarante. The Portuguese director thus returned to having a work in competition at the Berlinale, four years after receiving the Golden Bear for best short film for "Cidade Pequena", in 2017.
The 71st Berlin film festival takes place this week, in virtual mode, with the programming to be unveiled only to professionals, with the public sessions being postponed until June, because of the pandemic of the covid-19. The second part of the festival, with the official program to be shown in a room and with an audience, is scheduled for the days of 9 to 20 of June.