My Uncle Tudor

Nanu Tudor
Belgium, Hungary, Portugal
Romanian, Russian
Student & Debut Competition
Olga Lucovnicova
Olga Lucovnicova
Olga Lucovnicova
Olga Lucovnicova
Olga Lucovnicova
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LUCA School of Arts
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LUCA School of Arts Olga Lucovnicova
Berlinale 2021 Golden Bear to the Best Short Film
Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen 2021 Audience Award

After twenty years of silence, the filmmaker returns to her great-grandparents’ house, where, at the age of nine, her uncle sexually abused her. The long-awaited family gathering contrasts with the filmmaker's off-screen conversation with her uncle about the harmful events from her childhood.

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Olga Lucovnicova is a Moldovan filmmaker based in Belgium. She studied cinematography at the Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts of Moldova, and documentary film directing at the DocNomads Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Program. As a filmmaker, Olga is particularly interested in stories which can generate social change and create a platform for discussion. Her filming style combines observational cinema with poetic elements where the key factors are human emotions and feelings. Her aim is to bring people closer through sincerity, empathy and compassion.