Coming back to contemporary filmmakers, Christina Voros has shown lots of promise. She received acclaim for her feature documentaries. A film studies graduate from NYU, Voros also served as the official campaign videographer for the John Edwards campaign in 2008. Her short film The Ladies, was nominated for a Student Academy Award and won Best Short at the Chicago International Film Festival and the Gen Art Film Festival. About the film Voros recounts, “I couldn’t handle the cost of living in New York, so I moved in with my grandmother’s sisters. Immediately we drove each other mad.” (Tasker, 2002, p.12) The story is about Vali and Mimi, 89 and 93 years old respectively, who have shared one apartment since their teenage years.
“The bawdy, messy, stubborn ladies have lived far beyond the point of apologizing or even censoring their own behaviour. Wearing their nightgowns, they talk like truck drivers and don’t hesitate to tell Christina how to live her life, especially on camera. The things that drove me so crazy to live with became the most wonderful moments of the film.” (Tasker, 2002, p.12)
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