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Bader - ages 18+ - Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2014

Nicolás Villarreal / Short Narrative / Argentina / 2014 / 6 min / Colour / DCP / In No Dialogue / Qatar Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance advised for viewers under the age of 15. Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or over.


A little girl living in a black-and-white world experiences the love of her grandfather and the joy of a summer’s day in the park as dramatic explosions of colour that burst like fireworks all around her. Poignant yet inspirational, ‘Nieta’ reminds us of our ability to transform the way we look at our surroundings.

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About the Director

Nicolás Villarreal was born and raised in La Plata, Argentina. He studied at the Escuela of Animacion y Cinematografía de Avellaneda, where he earned a degree in 2-D animation, then entered a Master’s programme at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where he graduated with honours in 2002. He has worked as an animator, character designer, sculptor and visual development artist for films and videogames. He is the writer and director of the award-winning short ‘Pasteurized’ (2012) and co-founder of Red Clover Studios.


Nicolás Villarreal
Nicolás Villarreal
Alessandro Squitti
Michael Brennan

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