30.09. - 09.10.2021

Novena Paraguay, Netherlands 2010 | 95 min | OV | Colour | FF 2011

Enrique Collar

Enrique Collar, (*1964) grew up in Paraguay and studied art in Buenos Aires. Before he turned to filmmaking in 1997, he worked exclusively as a painter. Novena is his second fiction feature film.

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Painter and filmmaker Collar allows his uncle Juan de Dios and his Paraguayan fellow villagers to more or less play themselves in this authentic portrait of rural culture. During nine days of mourning ('novena') for his deceased mother, uncle Juan – a poet and dreamer - reflects on his possible future life as a guest worker in Buenos Aires. Will he dare to start anew?

This event is proudly presented in cooperation with Freundeskreis Filmfest Hamburg e.V.

Original title: Novena
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Guarani, Spanish
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Enrique Collar
Screenplay: Enrique Collar
Cast: Juan de Dios Collar, Teodora Gonzalez, Bernardino Ojeda, Bonifacia Ortega
Producer: André Schreuders, Enrique Collar
Director of Photography: Christian Núñez
Production Design: Nelson Silva, Luz Marina Servin
Editor: André Schreuders
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: HDCam
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World Sales: Enrique Collar | Email:
Production: Areachika/cine; ASFilm


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