Valérie Massadian | France 2011, 68 minutes |
9:00pm, Thursday 26 July | New Farm Cinemas
Succinct and mysterious, taut and langourous, hermetic and expansive, Massadian’s pastoral fable strikes a memorably unnerving chord that only so much context can assuage.
– Jay Kuehner, Cinema Scope
Nana is 4 years old and lives in a stone house beyond the forest. Back from school one late afternoon, all she finds is silence in the house. Winning Locarno’s Opera Prima award for her feature debut, Massadian’s startling Nana is a doubled work: first a study of the rhythms of parenting then a study of a child alone; half attentive ethnography but simultaneously half fable. One of few films to ever capture the mysteries of early childhood.
Nana is preceded by Oyster (Salmon, 2014, 14m) and followed by America (Massadian, 2013, 7m).
Language: French with English Subtitles
Courtesy of Gaïjin and Valérie Massadian
Unrated 15 +