Solitude (2022)

MARIA (2023)

This is the website for film director, filmmaker and artist Nina Danino

SOLITUDE Nina Danino’s film with Nico (Christa Päffgen) (Velvet Underground) as icon, screen and poet was launched on 24th January 2023 at the London Short Film Festival as a special event where Gagarin (Graham Dowdall) performed his new soundtrack. For more details here.
Trailer here

MARIA is an experimental film in which Maria Callas is seen in recordings of different performances – Norma, Tosca, Medea and recitals. Callas is transfigured in an audio-visual ICONOSTASIS (a wall of icons) of archive and newly shot footage. 2023 is the Anniversary of Maria Callas.
MARIA will be launched on 14 December 2023, Opera North, Leeds. More information here.   View Trailer here

LUX Interview with Jo Blair THE MYTH AND CULT OF MARIA CALLAS  here 
Nico in Dark Times : Nina Danino’s Solitude by Laura Staab ALT/KINO 

MARIA is a diptych and sister film to SOLITUDE (2022). More information here

Forthcoming News and Events

MARIA, screening + Q&A, Inces Hall Theatre, Gibraltar 18 April 2024
Solitude, Live music screening with GAGARIN + Panel  Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, Richard Witts, Phil Jones, Cultplex, Manchester, 15 June 2024.  Information here. 

Past Events

Gesture, conference St. John’s College, Oxford 25-27 January 2024.  Session : Gesture as Excess, Presentation Nina Danino “Gesture in Film/Ghost of Love (2021) dance video performance.
Book Review: ‘Mary Magdalene: A Visual History by Diane Aposolos-Cappadona’, Nina Danino,  Art + Christianity Journal Issue 116, Winter 2023
MARIA, Launch Screening, Opera North, Leeds, 7.30pm, Thursday 14 December 2023 Information here
Nico Night Part 1:  Solitude (2022) Nina Danino + Key (1968) Peter Gidal.  In conversation Nina Danino with National Archive curator William Fowler, BFI Southbank, Wednesday 19 July 2023, 18.15  NFT3.  Information here
Nico Night Part 2 : The Inner Scar (1972) Philippe Garrel, BFI Southbank, Wednesday 19 July 2023  20.30 NFT 3.  Information here
Performance of ‘I’m Dying’ (Yoko Ono),  21 March 2023 in Religion&Art Live.  Link here
MARIA on MARIA CALLAS is awarded an Excellence Award by the Department of Art, Goldsmiths, 2023
Appearance on GBC TV, The HUB cultural magazine programme, 18 January 2023 . View here