Nana is four years old and lives in a stone house beyond the forest, near her grandpa’s pig farm. Back from school one late afternoon, all she finds in her house is silence. Her mother is not there. NANA is a journey into the night of her childhood. The world at her height.
Locarno (Cinema of the Present): Best First Film, Vancouver (Spotlight on France), Rotterdam (Bright Future), !F Istanbul (!f Inspired), CPH PIX (Front Runners), BAFICI (Competencia Internacional)
Valérie Massadian had a long working relationship with Nan Goldin, who once told her that “once you’ve finished something, it’s not yours anymore, you just have to show it”. Before making films, Massadian was devoted to photography, notably in the form of slide-show screenings exhibited in Tokyo, London and Porto. What she has retained from photography is its freedom and the rigours of frontal contact.