The Empty Nest

“Perhaps, mothers should be also the ones to be celebrated on their children's birthdays”

Year: 2015

Estimated Running time: 27 min

Format: 16:9

Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina / México

Language: Bosnian

Subtitles: English, Spanish

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© Marta Hernaiz Pidal México, 2016

Sinopsis

After receiving the news that her son will not spend her

birthday with her, Nadia will continue with her monotonous life.

Picking up dirty clothes, washing, eating or drinking

coffee with her neighbors. Nadia will feel a deep emptiness;

the loneliness of her life.

Director's Statement

The Empty Nest

“Perhaps, mothers should be also the ones to be celebrated

on their children's birthdays”

 

It has always struck me how many women devote their lives entirely

to their children, as these will not only become the number one priority

(which seems normal) but as these become their only reason.

Why it is affecting that much the socalled "empty nest syndrome"? Is

it because children leave home or because actually now there will be

a bedroom less to clean and less laundry to do? How much affect us

to have less things to do and more time to spend.?

Time marks stages and with them life changes. This is what I want to

portray in my film. All these small changes or cycles that seem insignificant

but are the ones that shape us.

When did you stop being young and became an adult? Or when someone

ceases to be an adult to become elder?

Sometimes is necessary to feel how time passes. We need to realize

how it goes in our daily routine. With this project iI want to show

”real time" in the film or let say the moments that are often cut out of

a movie or excluded since those are the ones that are occupying and

addressing our daily lives. At the same time this project was a test to

listen to the person that I was recording, learn her life and try to

catch her essence, her qualities and her own nostalgia.

Cast and Crew

CAST

Nadia: Milica Zecic

Neighbors: Mirveta Reçica, Rasca Pamukovic

Daughter: Fehima Balaš

Husband: Amir Osmanović

 

CREW

Producer: Cine Vendaval, film.factory

Written and Directed by: Marta Hernaiz Pidal

Mentor: Béla Tarr

Executive Producer: Marta Hernaiz Pidal, Emina Ganić, Jorge Bolado

Production coordinator: Mersiha Halilović

Head of production: Gustavo Vega

Assistant Director: Jakub Salihović, Emma R oz

Director of Photography: Kaori Oda

Assistant Camera: Anton Petersen

Light Master: Adnan Pertef

Gaffer : Gustavo Vega

Still Photographer and graphic design: Ghazi Alqudcy

Sound Designer : Fernando Gómez

Sound Mix: William Burgos Mendiola

Sound on set: Luciano Pérez Savoy, Sergio Flores, Namsuk Kim, Nick Leonardi

Sound Assistant: Michael Szekelyhidi

Music: Jorge Bolado

Editor: Marta Hernaiz Pidal

Grading: Hans Bruch Jr.

Technical assistance: Bojan Mijatović, Nihad Ušanović

Subtitles translation: Jakub Salihović

Set Designer: Aleksandra Niemczyk

Prop Designer and Drawings: Roy Ambriz

Location manager : Gustavo Vega

Catering: Emma Roz

Drivers: Arman Šojko, Muamer Alijaj

Distribution: Peliculas Santa Clara, Rosa Galguera

Editor Consultant: Manel Raga

Script Consultant: Kaori Oda

Editor: Marta Hernaiz Pidal

 

Advisors: Cristian Mungiu, Aniezka Holland. László Rajk Jr.

Thanks to: Jorge Bolado, Béla Tarr, Pedro Costa, Fred Kelemen,

Emina Veletovac, Narcis Zecic, Sejad Beriśa, Ar min Hadzic,

Aida HadžibegovićĐombić, Esma Saric, R osa Galguera, Mara Ugalde,

Emir Nalo, Hernaiz Pidal family. All the colleagues from Film Factory

Screening List

Sarajevo Film Festival 2015

Contact

* Film Contact:

Marta Hernaiz Pidal

Email: marta@cinevendaval.com

 

* Suportes:

Cine vendaval : www.cinevendaval.com

Film.factory: www.filmfactory.ba/home.html

© Marta Hernaiz Pidal, México, 2016

CAST

Julija Pavlović

Mira Bešič

Bojan Mijatović

 

CREW

Mentor: Béla Tarr

Producer: Cine Vendaval, film.factory

Written and Directed by: Marta Hernaiz Pidal

Executive Producer: Marta Hernaiz Pidal, Emina Ganić, Jorge Bolado

Production Coordinator: Mersiha Halilović

Line Producer: Gustavo Vega

Assistant Director: Bianca Lucas

Cinematography: Sergio Flores Torija

Assistant Camera: Manel Raga Raga

2o Assistant Camera: Émerson Zárate

Gaffer : Admir Štrbo

Dolly and Grip: Aldin Arnautović Emir Kašić

Still Photographer: Pilar Palomero

Sound Designer: Jorge Bolado

Sound Mix: Guillermo Gaitán

Supervising Sound Editing and Mix: Daniel Loustaunau

Sound on Set: Levan Lomjaria Graeme Cole

Sound Assistant: Namsuk Kim Ghazi Alqudcy

Music: Jorge Bolado, Guillermo Gaitán

Editor: Marta Hernaiz Pidal

Postproduction: Francisco Espinal

Technical Assistance: Bojan Mijatović Nihad Ušanović

Subtitles Translation: Bojan Mijatović Grading: Sergio Flores Torija

Location Manager: Gustavo Vega

Ast. Producer: Kown Moon, Alen Ljubuncic

2o Ast. Producer: Nene Mojaš

Drivers: Arman Šojko Muamer Alijaj

Distribution: Películas Santa Clara Graphic

Designer: Ana Harumi Tanimoto

Advisor: Pedro Costa

 

Thanks To: Jorge Bolado, Béla Tarr, Sunčica Fradelić, Mara Ugalde, Rosa Galguera, Kaori Oda, Emma Roz, Maja and Nermin Tulić, Hans Bruch Jr. Dijana Pavlovic, Haris Ljumanovic, Colectivo Colmena, CinemaFantasma, Cineteca Nacional, People form Gorica, Hernaiz Pidal Family, All the colleagues from Film Factory.