Petrila Planet

Director:Andrei Dăscălescu
Duration:80 min
Projection:4 nov, 15:00, CINEMA ELVIRA POPESCU

In Petrila, a former mining city in Transilvania, an ex-miner now artist and activist uses art and absurdism to stop the local authorities from demolishing the historical buildings of the oldest mine in Romania. His purpose is not only to save the historical value and the identity of his hometown, but also to search for new methods to prevent the dissolution of the local comunity.

The film is followed by a Q&A session with architects Ina Stoian and Irina Iamandescu.

Awards and Festivals:

Audience Award at Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF) 2017 / Nominated for Best Documentary at Sarajevo Film Festival 2017 / Black Sea Docs Award at Pelicam International Film Festival 2017 / Vancouver International Film Festival 2017 / Câmpulung Film Fest 2017 / International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2016

Tickets for the film “Petrila Planet” can be bought here.