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Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title Nana
Original Title Nana
English Title
Director Valérie Massadian
Year 2011
Format DCP
Colour Color
Duration 68'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Kelyna Lecomte, Alain
  • D: Valérie Massadian
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Valérie Massadian
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Léo Hinstin, Valérie Massadian
  • Edición / Editing: Dominique Auvray, Valérie Massadian
  • Producción / Producer: Sophie Erbs
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Gaïjin
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Nana’s initial sequence immediately evokes Eustache’s Le Cochon, Raymond Depardon’s Profils paysans, and Lisandro Alonso’s Los muertos. Yes, there’s a dead animal (a pig) killed by a human hand. Massadian focuses on the pig’s traumatic agony long enough for us to overcome the unpleasantness and attend to every detail of an almost pictorial composition (or rather a photographic one, considering the director spent years together with the great Nan Goldin) of the film’s images, including the magnetic center of the film: Nana. Four year-old Nana lives with her mother and grandfather in a stone house in the country. She plays outdoors on a sofa, strolls around the forest, and learns how to get dressed by herself. And Nana, the film, follows her fascinating protagonist with no apparent agenda, in long, hypnotic shots stripped out of any sentimentalism. It’s almost like an observation documentary, but it’s not quite that: there’s a story and a hinted mystery that takes Nana –and us– on a trip from naturalism to fantasy, and becomes, as someone said, “a fairy tale with no moral”.


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