The following films will be presented:
Estiu 1993 (Summer 1993) by Carla Simón
Generation Kplus 2017
Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury
GWFF Best First Feature Award
After her mother succumbs to the AIDS virus, six-year-old Frida is forced to start an entirely new life under the guardianship of her uncle. An impressive portrait of a strong little personality plays out against the backdrop of a family tragedy.
More information: Estiu 1993 (Summer 1993)
Min lilla syster (My Skinny Sister) by Sanna Lenken
Sweden / Germany 2015
Generation Kplus 2015
Crystal Bear for the Best Film (Kplus)
Special Mention of the Generation Kplus International Jury
Stella’s older sister is suffering from a life-threatening eating disorder. When Stella discovers this, she is sworn to secrecy. That is far too big a burden of responsibility for a girl of her age.
More information: Min lilla syster (My Skinny Sister)
Sekala Niskala (The Seen and Unseen) by Kamila Andini
Indonesia / Netherlands / Australia / Qatar 2017
Generation Kplus 2018 Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury
While her twin brother is gravely ill in hospital, ten-year-old Tantri enters magical dream worlds revealed by the Balinese philosophy of the seen and the unseen. Through dance and body painting she says farewell to her dying brother.
More information: Sekala Niskala (The Seen and Unseen)
Wallay by Berni Goldblat
France / Burkina Faso / Qatar 2017
Generation Kplus 2017
Nominated for the GWFF Best First Feature Award
Winner EFA Young Audience Award 2018
When his dad sends him off to relatives in Burkina Faso, 13-year-old Ady’s ready for some R&R abroad. But once there the reception is chilly and it soon becomes clear that this isn’t going to be the nice break from life back home he expected.
More information: Wallay
Fortuna by Germinal Roaux
Switzerland / Belgium 2018
Generation 14plus 2018
Crystal Bear for the Best Film (14plus)
Grand Prix of the Generation 14plus International Jury
A warm light of humanity shines beside the dark bluffs of an Alpine mountain pass. After braving the Mediterranean passage, Fortuna finds shelter in a Swiss monastery. There is a secret hidden in her longing for love that keeps her from feeling lonely.
More information: Fortuna
For more information on the Nara International Film Festival, go to: http://nara-iff.jp/en/
September 10, 2018