My Uncle Tudor

Nanu Tudor
Olga Lucovnicova
Belgium, Hungary, Portugal | 2021 | 20 min

After 20 years of silence, filmmaker Olga Lucovnicova returns to the house of her childhood. In intimate close-ups the camera captures an idyllic scene that seems to belong to a different era - a place where sleeping beauties lie, spiders spin lacy veils and stomach-turning monsters come for dinner. Little by little the illusionary carefree world of several generations falls down under the weight of a disturbing dialogue, so casual and remorseless, in which the filmmaker confronts her Uncle Tudor, who is responsible for her trauma.

Director: Olga Lucovnicova
Screenwriter: Olga Lucovnicova
Cinematographer: Olga Lucovnicova
Editor: Olga Lucovnicova
Sound recordist & design: Olga Lucovnicova
Producer: Frederik Nicolai
Production: Doc Nomads – Belgium
Co-production: Lusofona – Portugal, Színház- és Filmművészeti Egyetem – Hungary

    Festivals & Awards (selected)
  • Vilnius International Short Film Festival, 2022 (Grand Prix)
  • European Film Awards, 2021 (The Best Short)
  • Berlin International Film Festival, 2021 (Golden Bear)
  • Festival dei Popoli – International Documentary Film Festival, 2021 (Best Short)
  • Guanajuato International Film Festival, 2021 (Best Short)
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, 2021 (Audience Award)
  • Hamburg International Short Film Festival, 2021 (Deframed Prize)
  • Krakow Film Festival, 2021 (Best Short Film)
  • Uppsala International Short Film Festival, 2021 (Audience Award)