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THE EUROPEAN GRANDMA PROJECT

THE EUROPEAN GRANDMA PROJECT

Alenka Maly, director and actress from Linz, took her own intensive “conversation relationship” with her grandmother as the starting point for her oral history film project The European Grandma Project. In 2015 she launched a Europe-wide call and found eight like-minded filmmakers, who created portraits of their grandmothers in Israel, Greece, Italy, Iceland, Bulgaria, Russia, England and Turkey. Almost all the grandmothers are over ninety years old; they recall anecdotes, love stories and tragedies as they go about their everyday activities, have their hair done, or rest – and all of that with captivating openness and subtle humor.

Alenka Maly
Alenka Maly is a director and actress based in Linz. She completed her studies at the Bruckner University and holds a degree in visual media design from the University of Art and Design Linz. She has been working as a film maker since 2002. 

Films Selection: Hammerweg (2010, doc, CE’10) — Zwaso (2009; Episode in Micha Shagrir’s “Upper Austrians Without Borders”, doc; CE’09) — Irmas Zeit (2007) — Noch gibt er nicht Milch (2006, doc; CE’06) — Kain Denkmal (2004, doc; CE’04) 

Local Artists 2018

Alenka Maly, Hadas Neuman, Fleur Nieddu, Anna Ólafsdóttir, Giorgia Polizzi, Berke Soyuer, Desislava Tsoneva, Maria Tzika, Ekaterina Volkova

Austria / Israel / UK / Iceland / Italy / Turkey / Bulgaria / Greece / Russia 2018
DCP / color
80 minutes
English / German / Italian / Hebrew / Icelandic / Turkish / Bulgarian / Greek / Russian
Ome&dU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Alenka Maly, Hadas Neuman, Fleur Nieddu, Anna Ólafsdóttir, Giorgia Polizzi, Berke Soyuer, Desislava Tsoneva, Maria Tzika, Ekaterina Volkova
Editing
Alenka Maly
Music
Gust Maly
Producers
Margit Wendelin, Alenka Maly, Nora Gumpenberger, Veronika Peterseil, Barbara Steiner

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Crossing Europe 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
World Premiere