OFF Plus: Five female directors and five stories about the past, trauma and attitude towards the world around us
14.OFF presents to the audience a special selection dedicated to authors who express their artistic freedom through documentary film form. In this selection, we give a voice to women who deal in a special way with various social topics such as trauma, war and the relationship with the past.
Youth Film Festival Sarajevo in 2022 brings a segment of the documentary program, and OFF Plus is proud to present: My Uncle Tudor (Olga Luconivoca), Mission Hebron (Rona Segal), My Father's Naples (Alessia Bottone), What remains (Marta Massa) , Town Ruled by Animals (Prisca Van Der Mullen).
Mission Hebron (Rona Segal)
In Israel, soldiers are recruited at the age of 18. A few months later, they are already in charge of Palestinian civic life, in almost every aspect. Their missions may include burglary of family homes, quarantine control or the arrest of children. Six ex-soldiers face the camera and reminisce about their recent services. Including rare cell phone footage taken by local witnesses, Mission: Hebron offers an unwavering guide through the West City’s most troubled city.
My Uncle Tudor (Olga Luconivoca)
After 20 years of silence, the director is returning to her childhood home in northern Moldova. The camera captures an idyllic scene that seems to belong to another age. Old aunts talk about the past, and the director's questions are answered by Uncle Tudor. She gradually confronts him with her trauma, for which he is responsible.
My Father's Naples (Alessia Bottone)
Giuseppe stared at the horizon as if there was something there he longed for, as if there was something that would set him free.
What remains (Marta Massa)
Two women talk about their bodies. They remember the unity they felt with their bodies in childhood and how it was disrupted in adulthood.
Town Ruled by Animals (Prisca Van Der Mullen)
Over the past 25 years, Srebrenica has become a symbol of the genocide that ended the war in BiH in the summer of 1995. If you visit Srebrenica now as a foreigner, it is astonishing how many people create the same negative image of Srebrenica and how hopeless it is at the moment. As a seemingly self-fulfilling prophecy, the same voices seem to echo often through the empty streets as Srebrenica is increasingly abandoned by its citizens. Meanwhile, street animals seem to show parallels with human society, as if they too hear and act on those voices that resonate. The city ruled by animals is therefore made with stray animals and animals that, consciously or unconsciously, perfectly depict the story of modern Srebrenica.