Τhe moon inside you

Director: Diana Fabiánová
Running time: 73’ - Slovakia, Spain, France, 2009

Director’s Bio
 

In 2004, Diana graduated in Documentary Direction at ESCAC (Graduate School of Cinema and Audiovisuals in Catalunia). In the summer of the same year, she won the scholarship for study in the intensive workshop Directing Documentaries, at the Mallorca Film Academy. She graduated in Mass Media and Journalism at the University of Slovakia in 2002. Subsequently, she worked for three years as assistant director in the Slovak private TV channel Markiza and in Slovak National TV in the department of Documentaries. Diana is currently living in Spain. The MOON INSIDE YOU was her post-graduate project. As such it won pitching as the best student project and proposal for the film to be produced under the wing of the school as well as from independent production companies. In the same year she won a scholarship for study at the Mallorca Film Academy.



Contact Director
 
Diana Fabiánová
Na Vrrsku 12, Bratislava 811 01
Slovakia
+421907723244
E-mail: diana.fabianova@ubak.eu


Festival-Screenings-Awards
 
2009

Locarno- La semaine de la Critique

2009

Montreal  IFF

2009

Chicago International FF

2009 Gotham IFF.
2009 Special Jury Mention European Films Showcase,  Washington
2009

Mumbay IFF

2009

Sevilla IFF (Spain). 

2009

IDFA

Biznaga de Plata for documentary movie  in 13th Malaga film festival,
Special Jury price in 26th Festroia Film Festival, Portugal



Filmography
 
  La isla de Mamen (The Island of Mamen)  (Short documentary, DV)
  La música de una noche (One night Song)  (Short documentary, DV)
 

Hoy cenamos con Dios (Tonight, dinner with God ) (Codirector, 52´, DV)

 

El encanto oscuro de la Navidad  (The hidden charm of Christmas) (Codirector, documentary 52´, DV).

  Moon inside you ( Director. Documentary 75´HDV )

Written, Directed: Diana Fabiánová

 

Executive Producers: Jerónimo Molero, Julie Paratian

 

Director of Photography: Jerónimo Molero

 

Editing: Tatjana Jankovic

 

Sound: Blažej Vidllička

 

Sound Editing: Mélissa Petitjean

 

Original Score: Olivier Samouillan, Pierre Bats

 


Synopsis
 

Diana has been suffering from, painful periods for years. With every new cycle, the same question arises: Why do I suffer if I am healthy? This innocent question is the beginning of an emotional voyage to the very roots of femininity and life. "The Moon Inside You" is a fresh look at the taboo subject of menstruation—"the curse" that defines the political and social reality of both women and men more profoundly than we would like to admit.



World sales
 
Stιphan Riguet
ANDANA FILMS
Le village
07170 Lussas
France
Tel: +33 4 75 94 34 67
E-mail: sriguet@andanafilms.com


Director’s Statement
 

When I got my first period my mother gave me a clear message: “No man should ever know you are menstruating”. So, I carefully hid the evidence from my father and brother and later on, from most of the other men in my life. It was obviously the right attitude: everybody at school, in college and then at work – behaved just like me! Periods were embarrassing.
Something in me was reluctant to accept this attitude and suffer in silence. Why did the sign of ,what all societies consider a blessing – women’s ability to conceive, have names and expressions like “the curse” in England, the “English war debarquement” in France , “I have my clothes” in Greece ?
By questioning the habit of concealment of this issue, by showing what women actually go through, by listening to men’s comments, “The Moon inside you” aims to deconstruct the menstruation phenomenon, until its twofold nature clearly appears: an intimate experience and a social construction.