Quinzaine des réalisateurs - The Directors' Fortnight
May 13 - 23, 2010
Cannes / France
Winner: 2010 Short Film Prize at Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, Cannes
Romania 2010, 30 min
Director: Ionuţ Piţurescu
Script: Ionuţ Piţurescu
Cinematography: Ionuţ Piţurescu, Adrianna Dunin-Wasowicz
Sound: Vlad Voinescu, Bogdan Pălici
Editing: Ionuţ Piţurescu, Adrianna Dunin-Wasowicz
Two characters, a carriage and a horse. Where are they going? Towards what? Joy, torment and undefinable music.Vulnerable, yet they do not surrender. They are the poets of time. In a world of plastic and recycling, two nomad coopers fare from one village to another, trying hard to make ends meet. With a totally different rhythm and grasp of life, with skills hardly needed, with no cumbersome belongings, not even a watch, they’re still finding the time to look for means and meanings, or the lack of them. And in spite of it all, their friendship seems to endure in an anachronic life style bubble. In this marginal existence, that would make Zola exalt, there are touching reminiscences of a long forgotten time.
About the Filmmakers
Ionuţ Piţurescu is a filmmaker and cultural anthropologist. Born in Romania, as soon as he could cross borders, he tramped and field researched Europe, North and Latin America, Maghreb, Arctics, and especially the Balkans. Through a stroke of good luck, he arrived to be a director and producer, along with coordinating Anthropoesis/Center for Intercultural Research and Development.
Adrianna Dunin-Wasowicz, a Polish-French director, DP and editor with a master degree in Comparative Civilization Studies and a Suma Cum Laudae in Art and Film history from Sorbonne.
Bogdan Pălici, an anthropologist currently working as a sociologist for the Center for Research on Culture, an organisation affiliated to the Ministry of Culture in Romania. In 2008, he and Matei Budeș started an independent documentary production company, ViraFilms.
About Aristoteles Workshop
Aristoteles Workshop (AW) is dedicated to fostering a new generation of creative documentary filmmakers in Central and Eastern Europe. Our courses are designed for young filmmakers with previous film and/or video experience. Preeminent experts offer professional training to the participants. ICR, the Romanian Cultural Institute will award a € 3,000 prize to the best documentary. This 5th edition of AW training program will take place in Romania, Town Vama, Suceava County, Bucovina Region, between August 1st and September 5th.
The workshop is co-financed by ARTE, CNC (Romanian National Centre for Cinematography) and the MEDIA Programme (EU) and is organized with the support of ICR (Romanian Cultural Institute), AVIS & iStyle.
Deadline for the 2010 Aristoteles Workshop: May 31, 2010! Click here to read more details...
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