Muzeul Național de Artă al Moldovei
Alexandra Gulea • Germany, Romania • 2022 • 24 min
A poetic incursion in the memory of Aromanians, who have roamed throughout the history of Europe, finding places to live and prosper in the entire Balkan Peninsula.
Alexandra Gulea's film is an invitation to explore a history full of atmosphere and layered echoes, a world seen from an ultra-personal perspective. Flying Sheep is a complex essay, conveyed through multiple meaningful layers of image, spoken word, song and emotion, which bring to life the epic history of Aromanians, a people who faced continuous exile, miraculously surviving time and history.
Eagles from Țaga
Iulian Manuel Ghervas, Adina Popescu • Romania, Slovak Republic • 2022 • 74 min
Nelu manages the football team in the village of Ţaga. The documentary conveys with subtle humor the realities of day-to-day life in this village from the Transylvanian planes by following the titular "Eagles" as they divide their days between anniversaries, weddings and football matches.
The documentary follows the team's evolution during the football championship in Romania and Slovakia and succeeds in creating a compelling portrait of the trainer, a village factotum. He takes care of everything both at home and at the stadium, he is a member in the "education, culture and sports commission", a dedicated animal lover. Nelu's greatest joy is to make sure that the football matches happen every Sunday, without exception, in a much-cherished tradition although the team has not won a match in two years.
The Chalice. Of Sons and Daughters
Dana Bunescu, Cătălina Tesar • Romania • 2022 • 85 min
This movie exposes for the first time in cinema the fascinating universe the traditional Roma community from Transylvania called ‘cortorari’, who, such as the European aristocracy, they arrange and break matrimonial alliances according to family and fortune.
Here, the families negotiate the dowery of the girl and evaluate de inheritance of the groom when arranging a wedding. These alliances gravitate around family heirlooms, silver and golden chalices inherited from father to son. The pressure is even bigger when considering that the alliance is completed only if the young couple succeeds in having a baby boy.
Besides capturing the traditions of the ‘cortorari’ community, the film follows a young couple in their endeavor to birth a son, the atmosphere surrounding them, the worries in their extended family concerning the gender of the unborn child, who will have a direct influence on the inheritance and the young parents’ fate.
Biblioteca Municipală B.P. Hașdeu
Eveniment urmat de Atelier de Film Literacy, cu Lidia Ilie
Benjamin Langeland, Stian Servoss • Norway • 2019 • 52 min
Aurora begins her artistic career at 16 years old, in her birth city from Western Norway, she gives up school and goes in tours. Is the road she chooses the one she always wanted?
The perfect project at the perfect time. What would you give up in order to follow your dream? What is the cost of celebrity? What role does the family play in your support system? A movie-portrait about the artistic growth of the Norwegian singer Aurora. At 16 years old, the teenager interpreted her first composition in front of her high school colleagues. In a short period of time, her song became viral on the internet, moment when it was asked for her release in the musical world. At 18 years old, Aurora is a pop sensation, and at 21 years she releases her first album. Aurora gave up on school to create and become an artist.