7 - 9 desember 2020 Solstrand Hotel & Bad


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I dokumentarfilmproduksjon oppstår ofte helt spesielle og uforutsette relasjoner mellom filmskaperen og de medvirkende. I den prisvinnende dokumentarfilmen A WOMAN CAPTURED oppstår et unikt og dramatisk forhold mellom regissør Bernadett og hovedkarakter Edith. Hvordan skaffet Bernadett denne unike tilgangen - og tilliten?  

Hvor går grensen mellom å være filmskaper og medmenneske? Og hvilket ansvar har vi for de medvirkende? Velkommen til en åpen samtale med regissør Bernadett Tuza-Ritter. 

Moderator: Ingrid Galadriel Aune Falch (UpNorth Film)

BERNADETT TUZA-RITTER is a Hungarian film director and editor specializing in creative documentaries and fiction. She studied directing and editing at the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest. Her first feature length documentary A WOMAN CAPTURED premiered at IDFA Main Competition 2017 and at Sundance Film Festival 2018 – World Cinema Documentary Competition. The film was selected by 80+ festivals and won 30+ awards. It became part of a world campaign called WHY SLAVERY and has been broadcasted on 70+ TV channels around the world. Member of European Film Academy, Hungarian Film Academy and Hungarian Society of Editors.

AWC Sundanceposzter2bA European woman has been kept by a family as a domestic slave for 10 years. Drawing courage from the filmmaker's presence, she decides to escape the unbearable oppression and become a free person. 

A WOMAN CAPTURED is about Marish, a 52-year-old Hungarian woman who has been serving a family for a decade, working 20 hours a day - without getting paid. Her ID was taken from her by her oppressors and she’s not allowed to leave the house without permission. Treated like an animal, she only gets leftovers to eat and no bed to sleep in. Marish spends the days with fear in her heart, but dreaming of getting her life back.

The presence of the camera helps her realize she isn’t completely alone. She begins to show signs of trust; after 2 years of shooting, she gathers her courage and reveals her plan: “I am going to escape.”

The film follows Marish’s heroic journey back to freedom.

A woman captured

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