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DIVANA


RUNTIME: 4 minutes 05 seconds / FORMAT: Analog, 16mm film and HD

Short film / 2021 / Hamburg, Germany



An experimental short-film (fashion, dance/drama) based on original screenplay written, directed, shot and produced by Priyanka Sarkar under “Laidback Productions” with University of Fine Arts Hamburg, Germany’s 16mm workshop.




M Y  R O L E

Direction & Film Auteur
Production
Production Design
Art Direction
Cinematography
Screenplay & Acting.

 


S Y N O P S I S

A girl’s romanticism about being in a new city and her desire to find her tribe by movement; the film moves forward by revealing more characters dancing against a dead city as a backdrop with disco aesthetic and fashion styling












Credits :
starring - HELENA ALJONA KUEHN, PAUL STÜMKE, NICK WACHS
styling - HENDRIK NOWAK, PRIYANKA SARKAR
make-up -  PRIYANKA SARKAR, HENDRIK NOWAK
lighting - RIKE MALOTTKE
lighting assistant - LONE SCHINDLER
music - GALINA CHUDINOVA
graphic design - PALLAVI SEN
Camera assistance - LUISA BACELAR, PABLO CAMARGO
Editor - PAOLA LADA FRANULOVIĆ
Production assistant - PABLO CAMARGO, RIKE MALOTTKE
Film development - ANDEC Filmtechnik Berlin



Special thanks -
Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg, Prof. Udo Engel, Prof. Annika Larsson & Asta HAW HAMBURG

 

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A girl’s romanticism about being in a new city and her desire to find her tribe by movement; the film moves forward by revealing more characters dancing against a dead city as a backdrop with disco aesthetic and fashion styling.





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