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Love and Broken Glass  //  Kærlighed og Smadret Glas (Orig.)

DIR: Suvi Andrea Helminen
2006 / Denmark / 35 min

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Bishkek is the capital city of the former Soviet republic Kyrgyzstan – a slightly run down metropolis and home to the 13-years old Guljamal, also called Gulu. Her mother leaves home for work very early in the morning, and comes back late at night. They hardly talk about the father. Gulu is a daring girl; she likes dancing, hangs out with her girl friends, and can break glass bottles with her bare hand. She also looks after her younger siblings, cleans, cooks, and serves tea to her older brother. She constantly shifts between her two roles of girl and mother. She has a crush on a boy at the playground.
“With gentle camera work, the film makes her world accessible to the viewer. Touching are the playful moments between Gulu and her baby brother, and unsettling the talk of an unknown woman about the Kyrgyz tradition to kidnap young girls and marry them to someone against their will.”
(from the Dok Leipzig catalogue 2006)

About

Director Suvi Andrea Helminen
Screenplay
Dir. of Photography Suvi Andrea Helminen
Editing Camilla Ebling
Music
Sound Thomas Jæger
Duration 35 min
Year 2006
Country Denmark
Colour Colour
Tags family, observational, social issues, youth
Production Nordlys Film
Nordlys Film
Address:  Gammel Kongevej 119A 5. sal
City:  1850 Frederiksberg C
Country:  Denmark
Web:  www.nordlysfilm.dk/
E-mail:  
Phone:  +45 2238 2858

Distribution
Festivals

Documenta Madrid, Spain
Göttingen ...

Documenta Madrid, Spain
Göttingen International Film Festival, Germany
Huesca film Festival, Spain
Ethno Film Fest, Berlin, Germany
Pärnu Documentary and Anthropology Festival, Estonia
Viscult Film Fest, Finland
Document 04, Scotland
Docusur, Festival Internacional de Documentales del Sur , Spain
Dok Leipzig, Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
Femmina Film Festival, Norway
L’Alternativa – Barcelona Independent Film Festival, Spain
International Festival of Ethnological Films, Belgrade, Serbia
Copenhagen DOX, Denmark
Mostra Int. do Filme Etnografica, Brazil
Guangzhao International Documentary Festival, China
Kin international film fest, Armenia
One world Int. film Festival, Czech Republic
Pesaro Film Festival, Italy
Città del Sole International Documentary Film Festival, Italy
European Environmental and Arts Festival – EEAF, Scotland
Flahertiana International Film Festival, Russia
Femmes r Us, Berlin
Festival Millenium
Uninvited Festival, France

Awards

Jury’s 2.prize ...

Jury’s 2.prize in the original documentary section, Documenta Madrid



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