THE BLOCK

Director:Maria Șalaru
Country:România
Year:2016
Duration:60 min
Type:Documentar
Language:Română
Subtitles:Engleză
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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 neighbours and maintain peace and order. In doing so, it crayons the rich nuances of the inhabitants’ everyday lives.

Blocul (The Block) – Trailer from Maria Șalaru on Vimeo.