Thursday, May 19

Supernatural thriller won during the Sundance Festival

The supernatural thriller “Nanny” has been named best film at the Sundance Film Festival.

The picture is from the movie “Nanny”, by Nikyatu Jusu.

The film, with Anna Diop and Michelle Monaghan in the lead roles, is about Senegalese Aisha who takes a job with a rich New York family. Aisha is paperless and trying to build a life.

– I would like to draw attention to women who are often on the periphery of other women’s stories, says the feature film debut director Nikyatu Jusu, who has also written the script, during a panel discussion.

Diop, known from the superhero series “Titans”, was born in Senegal and moved to the United States as a child. In addition to addressing questions about class and roots, the film has elements of horror and African folklore.

Among other prizes, we note “The Exiles”, which won a prize in the documentary class. It follows how filmmaker Christen Choy traces three people who were in Tiananmen Square during the 1989 demonstrations.

The audience’s documentary went to “Navalny”, which depicts the time of the Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny in Germany.

Sundance was, for infection control reasons, for the second time arranged digitally. The Sundance Festival in Utah was founded by actor and director Robert Redford, and the first edition was launched as early as 1978.

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