The Main 1 Sat, Apr 11, 2015 5:45 PM
The Main 3 Fri, Apr 17, 2015 3:00 PM
The Main 3 Tue, Apr 28, 2015 7:00 PM
Film Info
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
English Title:Nena
Programs:Competition: Emerging Filmmaker
Women and Film
LGBTQ Currents
Tags:Comedy Drama
Women Directors
Best of Fest
Voice Category:Drama-rama!
Release Year:2014
Type:Narrative Feature
Festivals & Awards:Best Feature Film - Berlin International Film Festival
Best Director - Nederlands Film Festival
Director:Saskia Diesing
Producer:Hanneke Niens
Hans de Wolf
Cinematographer:Aage Hollander
Screenwriter:Saskia Diesing
Esther Gerritsen
Editor:Barbara Toennieshen
Principal Cast:Abbey Hoes
Gijs Blom
Uwe Ochsenknecht
Monic Hendrickx
Fabian Jansen
André Jung


Screening with Day One, 4/28 at 7:00pm

It is the summer of 1989 and half of Europe is in tumult. Sixteen-year-old Nena’s life takes a dramatic turn when her paraplegic father’s suicide attempt shatters her own bliss. Angry and despondent, Nena is nonetheless obliged to face up to the fact that her father can no longer bear his own life.

Torn between her love for her father and coming to terms with his death wish, Nena begins to ask herself some tough questions and tries to overcome her fears of losing him. Writer-director Saskia Diesing uses her own personal experiences to contemplate an individual’s right to determine their own life.

Screening with:

Day One
Country: USA | Language: English, Dari | 2014 | Runtime: 25 min
Director: Henry Hughes | Producer: Michael Steiner
Screenwriter: Henry Hughes | Cinematographer: Kee Kyung
Editor: Anisha Acharya
Principle Cast: Layla Alizada, Bill Zasadil, Navid Negahban, Alain Washnevsky, Alexia Pearl

On her first day in Afghanistan, an interpreter for the US Army is forced to deliver the child of an enemy bomb-maker.

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