Private Project

LADIA

Inspired by female "superheroes" Lara Croft and Nadia Comaneci. LADIA is an experimental dance film where pain, exhaustion and will power become part of a female solo fight/dance.

  • Álvaro Congosto
    Director
    The Suitor
  • Sandra Kramerova
    Writer
  • Álvaro Congosto
    Producer
  • Sandra Kramerova
    Producer
  • SANDRA KRAMEROVA
    Key Cast
    “LADIA”
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    LADIA
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Genres:
    Dance Film, Experimental, Suspense, Athletics
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 3, 2018
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Festival du Cinéma Espagnol de Nantes
    Nantes, Frances
    France
    April 2, 2018
    World Premiere
  • Tlanchana Fest Festival de Cine y Arte Digital.
    Tlanchana
    Mexico
    April 13, 2018
    Mexico
  • 3RD BRAGA INTERNATIONAL VIDEO DANCE FESTIVAL
    Braga
    Portugal
    April 30, 2018
    Portugal
    2nd Jury Prize and 3rd Audience Prize
  • Festival De Cortometrajes Radio City
    Valencia
    Spain
    May 6, 2018
  • BCT - Festival Nazionale del Cinema e della Televisione di Benevento
    Benevento
    Italy
    July 12, 2018
    Italy
  • Fear No Film
    Utah
    United States
    June 21, 2018
  • Corto Circuito Cali
    Cali
    Colombia
    July 20, 2018
  • You better Move - Dansmakers
    Amsterdam
    Netherlands
    June 23, 2018
    Netherlands
  • San Francisco Dance Film Festival
    San Francisco
    United States
    October 7, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Lady Filmmakers
    Beverly Hills, CA
    United States
    September 28, 2018
    Official Selection
  • International meeting on Video-Dance and Video-performance
    Valencia
    Spain
    October 6, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Luna de Cortos
    León
    Spain
    July 30, 2018
    Official selection
  • 2do Festival de Corporalidad Expandida
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    September 7, 2018
    Official selection
  • Sarah Lawrence Dance Film Festival
    Bronxville, NY
    United States
    April 7, 2018
    Official selection
  • Eneagrama Festival de cine Experimental
    Cordoba
    Argentina
    August 12, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Portland Dance Film Festival
    Portland, OR
    United States
    October 19, 2018
    Official Selection
  • FAD Festival: Film-Art-Dance on Tour
    Cary, NC
    United States
    August 12, 2018
    Official selection
  • ARTS TRIANGLE - Dance Film Festival
    Dallas, Texas
    United States
    September 22, 2018
    Official selection
  • Wicklowscreendance Film festival
    Wicklow
    Ireland
    October 19, 2018
    Official selection
  • International Experimental Film and Video Festival BIDEODROMO 2018
    Bilbao
    Spain
    September 20, 2018
    Official screening
  • Lady Filmmakers
    Beverly Hills
    United States
    September 29, 2018
  • 40 NORTH Dance Film Festival
    San Diego, California
    United States
    September 21, 2018
  • Big River Dance Festival
    Huntington, West Virginia
    United States
    September 15, 2018
Director Biography - Álvaro Congosto

Álvaro Congosto is an independent filmmaker located in the East Coast of the United States. His latest short film, The Suitor, was awarded the filmmakers from Spain prize by EGEDA, same as Best Director in Queens International Film Festival, Best Short Film in New Jersey International Film Festival and a dozen more of principal awards and more than 80 festival selections, including Top international festivals such as Montreal World Film Festival, USA Film Festival and Fort Lauderdale Film Festival.
Álvaro Congosto is a Fulbright grantee and also teaches Film Production classes at Boston University and works as a freelance editor and cinematographer.

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Director Statement

What is hidden behind all the hours of sweat and hard work required for an athlete woman to reach perfection? Abused by the constant struggle for flawlessness and external approval, Ladia (Sandra Kramerová) denies herself as human, but the exhaustion and her human limits finally catch up to her. Inspired by female ¨superheroes¨ (La)ra Croft and Na(dia) Comaneci, Ladia is a woman who dedicates all her effort to win the game, where the only game is to win over herself.