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Three strong documentaries by female directors, including award-winning ‘Rabot’, acquired by Taskovski Films

We might be at the end of January, but so far 2018 is off to a fantastic start for Taskovski […]

We might be at the end of January, but so far 2018 is off to a fantastic start for Taskovski Films!  We’re looking forward to share three exciting new documentaries, the award-winning Rabot,  My Heart Belongs to Daddy and The Making of a Dream, and in the coming months with the world.

In the current social climate, with the spotlight on the #metoo movement, we are proud to support female directors in documentary film.

 

Rabot by Christina Vandekerckhove 

A scene from 'Rabot'.

A scene from ‘Rabot’.

In Christina Vandekerckhove’s heartwrenching Rabot, the spotlight falls on another topical issue in the current climate, namely social housing.

Rabot tells the story of several residents during their final months in a social housing block on the brink of demolition. Rabot is a mosaic film bout love, loneliness and poverty in the heart of Western society. Rabot won the audience award at the Gent Film festival in October 2017.

Christina Vandekerckhove graduated from KASK with the highest distinction in audio visual art. Her documentary film, “Home Video” 50′, won that year’s View Point documentary award. For more than 3 years, she’s been busy developing and shooting her first full-length documentary, Rabot. It will have it’s international premiere at Rotterdam Film Festival on 27 January 2018.

 

My Heart Belongs to Daddy by Sofia Haugan

A scene from 'My Heart Belongs to Daddy'

A scene from ‘My Heart Belongs to Daddy’

In this film, the young director, Sofia Haugen,  reconnects with her father, a repeat criminal addicted to amphetamines. She finds him on the edge of destruction and is determined to get him help.

Director Sofia Haugan holds a degree in documentary directing from NISS, Oslo. Her thesis short “A Little About my Dad” (2012) was nominated best documentary at Bergen International Film Festival (Norway), Grimstad Short Film Festival (Norway), and FEST (Portugal). “My Heart Belongs to Daddy” (Røverdatter) is her first feature documentary.

It is nominated for the Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary at the 2018 Göteborg Film Festival.

 

The Making of a Dream by Daniele Ambrosoli

A scene from 'The Making of a dream'

A scene from ‘The Making of a dream’

The Making of a Dream’ is a cinematic essay on ballet and the stories of the dancers about themselves.

The documentary filmmaker Daniela Ambrosoli deals with her lifelong passion for dance, music and theatre. It shows the lacking path of ambitious young dancers from the first childish step in an amateur dance school to the career as a principal dancer in one of the few very big ballet companies. The crew filmed in the leading ballet schools and companies in Switzerland, Holland, Italy, Milan and Rome, the USA, New York and Boston. For an insight into daily training, talk with famous protagonists such as the legendary dancer Luciana Savignano or the one-time Swiss leading dancer and today’s actress Sabine Timoteo.

 

We’re proud to welcome these documentaries to the Taskovski Films family! We can’t wait to share them with the world!