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LADIA
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LADIA
 
East Coast Premiere

Director: Alvaro Congosto

United States, 2018, 6min
Format: Digital
Festival Year: 2019
Category: Short Narrative
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Cast:  Sandra Kramerova
Crew:  Producers: Alvaro Congosto, Sandra Kramerova - Screenwriters: Sandra Kramerova -
Email:  congostofilmsgmail.com

synopsis
Inspired by female "superheroes" Lara Croft and Nadia Comaneci. LADIA is an experimental dance film where pain, exhaustion and will power become part of a female solo fight/dance.

director
Álvaro Congosto is an independent filmmaker located in the East Coast of the United States. His latest short film, The Suitor, was awarded the filmmakers from Spain prize by EGEDA, same as Best Director in Queens World Film Festival, Best Short Film in New Jersey International Film Festival and a dozen more of principal awards and more than 80 festival selections, including Top international festivals such as Montreal World Film Festival, USA Film Festival and Fort Lauderdale Film Festival. Álvaro Congosto is a Fulbright grantee and also teaches Film Production classes at Boston University and works as a freelance editor and cinematographer.
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filmmaker's note
What is hidden behind all the hours of sweat and hard work required for an athlete woman to reach perfection? Abused by the constant struggle for flawlessness and external approval, Ladia (Sandra Kramerová) denies herself as human, but the exhaustion and her human limits finally catch up to her. Inspired by female ¨superheroes¨ (La)ra Croft and Na(dia) Comaneci, Ladia is a woman who dedicates all her effort to win the game, where the only game is to win over herself.

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