THE BLOCK

From neighbourly disputes over garlic-heavy cooking to memories of Ceaușescu’s heatless winters, this film explores the rich social and material universe of a Romanian apartment building. It follows the story of the block’s administrator, in his effort to mediate relationships between...

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GIANT

Giant was filmed at the famous, Romanian, Communist-era gymnastics schools of Onesti and Deva where people still train fanatically. Top young gymnasts talk about their love of the sport, their fears and dreams. The combination with archival material from the 1970s onwards reveals links between the...

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IAȘI MEMORIES

In 2013, Romulus Balazs, the director of the film, discovered a book highlighting an historic event of Romania, his native country, which he knew nothing about: its participation in the Holocaust. Browsing through it, he came across a series of photographs taken during a pogrom in the Romanian city...

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IA ALTITUDINE

A team of professionals and 48 volunteers are building a new rescues point in the Fagaras Mountains, at 2160 meters high. Built in extreme conditions, the project is an innovation. The film follows these spectacular building process....

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THE LAST KEY-HOLDER

Johann Schaas is the last member of the Saxon community in Richis, small village in Romania. He keeps the key to the evangelic church in his city. There is a tradition that only the finest man from the village can be the key-holder. Who will be Johann Schaas’s...

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MATACHE – WORK IN REGRESS

Matache area, in downtown Bucharest, has gone through radical changes that have influenced the community, leaving the neighbourhood in a state of social and economic disintegration. The documentary film “Matache - Berzei Buzesti” made by Dragos Lumpan is based on extensive footage. Changes in...

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THE MARBLE VILLAGE

There are places where (reportedly) nothing happens. People left and never came back, others died, and a few remained. Nothing new under the sun: this is the story of industrialisation and urbanisation. But what is left behind? Or is it better to ask: who? From a forgotten village, somewhere in...

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UP STAIRS

UP STAIRS is an experimental dance film that uses the ladder as a performative pretext and as a symbol of the reactivated utilitarian / public space, reinterpreted and recreated through the interaction with the body, senses and personal filters. Involving six performers form the Romanian dance...

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WHITE IS THE NEW WHITE

In Romania – Arad, in a former textile factory, the possibility of an alternative place for art is being questioned by the director of the film and, broadly, by a young initiative group for independent cultural events, which the director is part of. A personal, yet generally valid quest and need...

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THE INFINITE HAPPINESS

What does life look like within one of the world’s most interesting residential complexes? Built in the Copenhagen suburbs by the famous Danish architect Bjarke Ingels (BIG), “8 House” has changed the lives of those who inhabit it. Just like a game of lego, The Infinite Happiness draws the...

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A WALNUT TREE

What does  a refugee camp look like? An elderly man tells us the story of his homelands, while his longing for home follows him far and near. He wants to go back, but that place is no longer there. His family, just like himself, have been forced to leave Pakistan due  to the seemingly endless...

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THE DESTRUCTION OF MEMORY

During the last century, the destruction of cultural heritage has had catastrophical consequences all over the world, and said war against culture is far from over. Unfrotunately, it’s impact is growing. In both Syria and Iraque, the so-called ”cradles of civilization”, thousands of years...

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