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WHERE ARE WE?

WHERE ARE WE?

SYNOPSIS

One summer, Hana decides to join her boyfriend’s family on a long overdue road trip though Mexico. They drive from Mexico City to the state of Oaxaca, a route known for its scenic beauty. Over the next few days, Santiago’s mother unconsciously draws Hana into her illness. The notion of time becomes blurred, the hours and days blending into one another. For Hana, her reality has been completely reduced to the backseat of this car, she exists only in this moment. She observes Mela constantly, fascinated by her.

DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY - HANNA BEŠIREVIĆ

Beširević is a Director & Photographer. Born in Sarajevo, she grew up in Norway and moved to Paris at the age of 18. Growing up she lacked any visual records of her childhood, which is why she has chosen to spend her life creating images. After 8 years in Paris, she has built a striking portfolio of photography and film projects. Her photography has been exhibited at Milk Gallery (New York), and been featured in Harper’s Bazaar. Beširević has collaborated with a wide selection of the world’s most influential fashion and luxury brands, working on film projects for Dior, Christian Louboutin Beaute, Louis Vuitton, 25 magazine, Mary Katrantzou, Bureau Betak, Magnum, Armani, Domperignon, Pigalle and Rodarte (Both with an exclusive production for Dazed Digital), and many more.

DIRECTOR STATEMENT

50 million people are living with dementia and Alzheimer's all over the world. I wanted to create a film that showcases their condition but also celebrates them in a beautiful way, without any judgment. This film is inspired by true events.

TECHNICAL INFO

Original Title: Where Are We?
Year of Production: 2019
Country of production: Mexico
Country of co-production: Poland
Genre: Short Film. Narrative Drama.
Running Time: 12min 39sec
Languages: Spanish/English
Screening format: 2K 239

CAST AND CREW

Directed by: Hanna Beširević
Written by: Marie-Cybèle Muysers
Executive producers: Kacper Sawicki, Paweł Bondarowicz
Producers: Maruska Dukic, Karola Kowalczyk, Carolina Barrientos
Production Company: Papaya Films
Co-production: Cactus Films
Cast: Andrés Almeida, Roxana Saucedo,
María Andrea Araujo, Juan Antonio Edwards
Director of Photography: Fred Foret
Sound: Enrique Dominguez "Sonido Doppler"
Costume Designer: Alejandra Quesada Reynoso
Make up: Maripili Senderos
Editors: Branko Gómez-Palacio, Sebastián Nuño Escobedo
Music: Paola Decanini Leal