Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank



Year: 2011
Country: FRANCE
Run Time: 68 minutes


Perhaps we were all once a child's height, but most of us have forgotten how to see the world through a child's eyes. Discover NANA, a quiet and innocently voyeuristic look at the way a four-year-old sees the world she lives in. Set in the modest, yet poetic landscape of rural France, this character-driven narrative chronicles the daily activities of Nana. Tucked away in the woods, she lives in a stone cottage with her Mama. Together they collect wood, make fires, bathe, and read books before bedtime. However, Nana is a surprisingly independent child, content with playing alone, amusing herself through her imagination and intrapersonal dialogue. But when she returns home from school one day to a house of silence, we find out how truly self-sufficient she can be. Watching NANA is like spying on a child who doesn't know you're watching them—a little enchanting, yet at the same time, a little heartbreaking. (In French with subtitles) – M.M.


CIFF36 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Friday, March 23, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Monday, March 26, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Women Of The World

Valerie Massadian

Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Mathieu Vadepied

Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Director Bio
Valerie Massadian is a French-born filmmaker, photographer, art director, editor, and actress. She initially came to image-making through photography, primarily slide-show screenings, exhibited in Tokyo, London, and Porto. She has collaborated with multiple directors, including noted filmmaker and photographer Nan Goldin, with whom she has had a long working relationship. In 2010 she created the production company Gaïjin with three other women, under which she now produces shorts and feature films.

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