Kumjana Novakova works in the fieldof creative documentary cinema andaudiovisual arts since 2006. She is the cofounderof the Pravo Ljudski Film Festivalin Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Shedevelops projects between cinema andcontemporary art, mostly exploring theinterplay between identities, memories andthe collective self.
Pravo Ljudski Film Festival
in collaboration with Studiorum, Pravo Ljudski Film Festival and Women Make Movies;
Concept: Kumjana Novakova
SEVEN WOMEN. SEVEN SINS.
20.00 Pocket Cinema
1987; 101 minutes; Produced by Maxi Cohen, Maya Constantine, and Brigitte Kramer
What constitutes a deadly sin today? Seven of the world’s best-known women directors produce their own version of celluloid sin in this omnibus film. Helke Sander (THE GERMANS AND THEIR MEN) reverses GLUTTONY with her vision of Eve forcing her apples into the hands of a reluctant Adam. Bette Gordon (VARIETY, EMPTY SUITCASES) finds GREED during a fight in the ladies’ room of a luxury hotel over a lottery ticket. Strangers reply to director Maxi Cohen’s ad in a newspaper to share their litanies in ANGER. Award-winning director, Chantal Akerman, battles to overcome her SLOTH in order to complete her film, while Valie Export (INVISIBLE ADVERSARIES) strips bare notions of the skin trade in LUST. ENVY turns into murder in Laurence Gavron’s take on vice, and Ulrike Ottinger, whose work includes JOHANNA D'ARC OF MONGOLIA, illustrates PRIDE with a fantastical collage of allegory and images. SEVEN WOMEN - SEVEN SINS is the perfect introduction for those new to the world of women’s filmmaking and an interesting study in styles for those already familiar with the work of these seven innovative directors.
AWARDS, FESTIVALS, & SCREENINGS Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Best Short Film for "Anger" Tokyo Video Festival, Award of Special Distinction for "Anger" Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Best Short Film for "Anger" Tokyo Video Festival, Award of Special Distinction for "Anger"; Rotterdam Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film Festival Museo Reina Sofia American Film Institute Festival, Los Angeles