Dobro
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    Dobro

    Directed by

    Mexico, Bosnia & Herzegovina

    2016

    15 min

    • Bosnian

    Fiction

    Mira, a Romani woman, decides to sit and rest at the front entrance of Selma’s block of flats. Selma notices her and becomes annoyed by the situation. She will try everything to kick Mira out, but she will refuse by only answering her with the word “fine”. These two women will start an endless fight that can only end well.

    Credits

    Cast
    Julija Pavlović
    Mira Bešič
    Bojan Mijatović
    Screenplay
    Marta Hernaiz Pidal
    Music
    Jorge Bolado
    Guillermo Gaitán

    Director's Statement

    Several times, different Bosnians have invited me into their homes to drink coffee, even without previously knowing each other. All of them come from different social classes and different religions or beliefs. This short film is a little tale that tries not only to show my feelings and gratitude towards the people that opened their homes to me, but also to encourage people to be more open to each other instead of keeping things to themselves. I wanted to make a film that forgets about race or social differences, just with the simple act of two women sharing a cup of coffee.

    Production
    CINE VENDAVAL
    Marta Hernaiz Pidal

    Marta Hernaiz Pidal

    Mexico

    I feel fascinated by presenting the quotidien and everyday banalities, using humour as a tool to underline deeper issues in today´s society. Filmmaking has become an opportunity for me to understand “the other”, the wide and unpredictable spectrum of human behaviors, as well as myself.

    Marta Hernaiz Pidal (Mexico, 1988) graduated with honors from Centro de Diseño Cine y Televisión with the short film POLLITO CHICKEN, GALLINA HEN which was successful in Mexican and Latin American film festivals in 2012. In 2015, Marta completed her filmmaking masters degree in Bosnia & Herzegovina at film.factory, the school of the prominent film director Béla Tarr, where she had the chance to meet people from all over the world and learn from outstanding film industry personalities. Her short film DOBRO (2016) was selected for Cinefondátion section at Cannes Film Festival 2016 and participated in over fifty international film festivals. Marta has also worked as co-cinematographer and producer of the feature films LA ASUNCIÓN DE JOSÉ by Colombian director Juan Rocha and I AM GOD, DOGMA I, directed by Jorge Bolado. She is currently co-producing a documentary directed by the Japanese filmmaker Kaori Oda. Her first feature film THE CHAOTIC LIFE OF NADA KADIĆ was awarded the finishing fund “Impulso Morelia” at Morelia International Film Festival and premiered at the Berlinale Forum 2018.

    Selected Filmography