Familia | Film Festival One World 2011
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Familia



Familia
Mikael Wiström, Alberto Herskovits / Sweden / 2010 / 82 min.

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The main characters of Mikael Wiström and Alberto Herskovits's documentary are the members of a poor Peruvian family. Even though they no longer have to live in a temporary wooden dwelling right next to a dump, and Daniel, the father, goes out to work every day to earn a living on his motorbike taxi, there still isn't enough money to pay for a quality school for their young son. That's why his 55-year-old mother Naty decides to leave for Spain to find work, thereby ensuring a better future for her family. This highly sensitive film develops the double plot line of Naty's lonely life in unknown surroundings as a hotel maid and the life of the family she left behind. The filmmakers have succeeded in immersing themselves in the inner lives of the individual family members, and the result is an unostentatious portrait which convincingly depicts the full range of their emotions. Subtle music and outstanding camerawork add to the film's emotional power, as do aptly incorporated black-and-white snapshots from their family album. Familia won the best documentary award at last year's Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

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Screenings

12.03. / 18:00 / Francouzský institut
+ Debate: Alberto Herskovits (režisér/director) + moderator: Zuzana Raušová
14.03. / 16:00 / Atlas malý sál
15.03. / 17:30 / Evald

Category

Panorama

Production

Mikael Wiström
Manharen Film & TV
Barnängsgatan 60
Stockholm
11641 Sweden
tel: +46 708 439 509
mikael@compadre.se

Distribution

Ina Rossow
Deckert Distribution
Marienplatz 1
Leipzig
04103 Germany
tel: +49 341 215 6638
info@deckert-distribution.com
www.deckert-distribution.com