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Berlinale Shorts

Hiwa

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A floating. A dream. A poem. The camera flies above a vast landscape up close, over the mountains, into the city. “I saw a dream”, he says. “What did you see?” she asks. “It was about the girls. They were sick!” She wants to know what was wrong with them. They carried houses on their backs, he replies, In this city, where children bear houses on their backs, the sun’s radiance is diminished. What kind of strange city is that, the young woman asks. Athens, he says.

by
Jacqueline Lentzou

Greece 2017

Tagalog

11’ · Colour

With

Melchor Lopez (Jay)

Crew

Written and Directed by
Jacqueline Lentzou
Cinematography
Konstantinos Koukoulios
Editing
Smaro Papaevangelou
Sound Design
Leandros Ntounis
Producers
Vicky Miha, Jacqueline Lentzou

Biography

Jacqueline Lentzou

Born in Athens, Greece in 1989, she graduated with distinction from the London Film School. Her short film Hiwa screened in the 2017 Berlinale Shorts. Her other shorts have been selected by festivals including Locarno, Toronto and Cannes, where she won the Leica Cine Discovery Award with Hector Malot: The Last Day of the Year. Her work explores non-traditional family models, loneliness, duality and oneness, love and the lack of it, using image associations, dreams and intuition to discover poetry in seemingly mundane situations. Moon, 66 Questions is her debut feature film.

Filmography (short films)

2014 Thirteen Blue; short film 2016 Fox; short film 2017 Hiwa; short film 2018 Hector Malot: The Last Day of the Year; short film 2020 The End of Suffering; short film 2021 Moon, 66 Questions

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2021

Produced by

Jacqueline Lentzou Vicky Miha