My Uncle Tudor

After 20 years of silence, the filmmaker returns to the house of her great-grandparents, where, at the age of nine, she faced the abusive sexual behaviour of her uncle. The long-awaited family gathering contrasts with the filmmaker's off-screen conversation with her uncle about the harmful events from her childhood.

Director Biography

Olga Lucovnicova is a Moldovan filmmaker based in Belgium. She studied cinematography for six years at the Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts of Moldova, and in 2018 she received an Erasmus Scholarship to study documentary directing in the DocNomads Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Program, delivered by a consortium of three prominent European universities across three countries: Portugal, Hungary and Belgium. In 2020 she graduated from the DocNomads program top of her class and her graduation film Nanu Tudor (2020) was awarded the Golden Bear at the 71st edition of the Berlinale. As a filmmaker, Olga is particularly interested in stories, which can generate social changes and create a platform for discussion. Her filming style combines observational cinema with poetic elements, where the key elements are human emotions and feelings. Through her films, Olga seeks to push the viewer to critical thinking and reflection about our world. She aims to bring people closer to people, through sincerity, empathy and compassion. Olga speaks fluent Romanian, Russian and English, and also has a basic knowledge of Latvian, French and Spanish. She has a huge multicultural work experience and enjoys working in a team, but she also has the full range of technical knowledge to make an author film and stay privately with the protagonist to capture real and true emotions of the confession.

Alternative title

Nanu Tudor


Olga Lucovnicova


Belgium, Portugal, Hungary, Moldova


Romanian, Russian







Break Free

Friday, 10 June 22:15 - 23:55 / Kijkhuis 1
100 min.

Also in this session

1. Fantasma Neon
Leonardo Martinelli, 20
2. Brutalia, Days of Labour
Manolis Mavris, 26
3. My Uncle Tudor
Olga Lucovnicova, 20
4. Warsha
Dania Bdeir, 16