Heart of Hunger
The hunger of the heart, the celebration of the body, both exposed and at the same time hidden, like baroque paintings: guilty, ashamed, or even alienated from our voyeur gaze. A secret which divides the actors and their stage-world from the public who has come to witness it; an episodic narration around the unspeakable; two friends travelling in the same boat and playing lustful and sadistic games. The characters in Heart of Hunger may act, feel and experiment, but cannot testify to the relations that determine them. They lose each other, they find each other; the heart is a lonely hunter.
Hinke-Ann Eleveld
Andy Smart
Angelos Messios

a film by Bernardo Zanotta
produced by Nia Konstantinova
sound Sjors Hoogerdijk
final sound mixing Leandro Lefa
cinematography Raydrick Feliciana
additional camera Bernardo Zanotta
production design Nia Konstantinova & Bernardo Zanotta
production assistant Beatriz Carvalho
titles Michael Verweij
technical assistance Joost Wierenga

additional cast
Bernd Eilts
Jennifer Zaharieva
Mylan Hoezen
Lennart Smidt

art department
Jochem van den Wijngaard
Katie Ceekay

this film was supported by
The Netherlands Film Fund
Nieuwe Vide Foundation
MAL Collection Loppersum
Bernardo Zanotta is a Brazilian filmmaker and visual artist based in Amsterdam. He makes film and video work which depart from an interest in theatre and performativity and often engages in projects on the border of theory and practice. In recent years, he has screened and exhibited at festivals and venues such as: the 71st Locarno Film Festival (Locarno, Switzerland); 64th Kurzfilmtage (Oberhausen, Germany); BIDEODROMO (Bilbao, Spain); Supermarket Art Fair (Stockholm, Sweden) and the Nieuwe Vide Foundation (Haarlem, Netherlands). He holds a bachelor degree in Moving Image from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Amsterdam, NL) and has completed residencies at the Künstlerhäuser Worpswede (Bremen, Germany) and Asematila (Helsinki, Finland).

Juliana Costa- "Brazilian Cinema is Either Experimental or Nothing at All"
Jury Locarno - "A film that exorcises the fear of death..."
Vickson / Kritiklabbet - The Last Mass Mail: "To Become a Ghost You Need to Have Lived"
→ 71st Locarno Film Festival - Pardi di Domani | 2018
→ Supermarket Stockholm Independent Art Fair | 2018
→ Absent Without Leave 25 @ WORM Rotterdam | 2018
→ Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest London | 2018
→ CEN / Cine Esquema Novo - Porto Alegre, Brazil | 2018


Pardino d’Argento - Silver Leopard for Short Film - 71st Locarno Film Festival