(50′, 2007, by Adina Pintilie)

Somewhere, sometime.. a world in which time runs the same as stones are falling implacably on stones..

A self sufficient universe, with rules that escape the common logic, and, even though, perfectly valid.

Days go by, between daily routine and endless conversations about life, death, God, weather forecast: what is divine and what is not? who brings and who stops the rain?.. after all, what is normal and what is not?..

On the fragile, impossible to distinguish border between fiction and documentary, in a contemplative and visually refined way, the film follows the existence of a marginal community that has a profound and unaltered human value although it is considered “null” from a social utilitarian point of view.

Apparently absurd actions get a second meaning, deeply emotional – the only way to escape the essential absurdity of the existence is love.


Locarno Film Festival 2007-Filmmakers of the Present Competition

Golden Dove Best Documentary Award – Dok Leipzig 2007

IDFA Amsterdam 2007 – Best of Fests

Best Woman Director Award – International Film Festival of Contemporary Cinema Mexico 2008

Montpellier International Film Festival 2007

Namur International Film Festival 2007

Warsaw International Film Festival 2007

Trieste Alpe Adria International Film Festival 2008

Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival 2008

Dokfest Munchen 2008

Moscow International Film Festival 2008

Sarajevo International Film Festival 2008

Best Documentary Award, Vukovar International Film Festival, Croatia 2008

Special Mention of the Jury in Watch Docs Human Rights

International Film Festival Warszaw 2008

Best Film Award at Dialektus Documentary Film Festival Hungary 2008

Second Award in Health International Film Festival Greece 2009

IndieLisboa International Film Festival Portugal 2008

Docupolis International Film Festival Barcelona 2008

Documenta Madrid, Spain 2008

Huesca International Film Festival Spain 2008

Kracow International film Festival 2008

Best Cinematography Award – Romanian/Hungarian

Documentary Film Festival 2008

Best Director Award-Cronograf Documentary Film Festival Moldova 2008

Camerimage Lodz International Cinematography Film Festival 2008

South by South West International Film Festival USA 2008

Full Frame International Documentary Film Festival USA 2008

Koln International Women Film Festival 2008

Leeds International Film Festival UK 2008

Dokumentart European Film Festival Neubrandenburg Germany  2008

Valdivia International Film Festival Chile 2008

Stockholm International Documentary Film Festival Tempo 2007 Sweden

PlaneteDoc Review International Documentary Film Festival Warszaw Poland 2008

Play Doc International Film Festival Spain 2008

Estoril International Film Festival Portugal 2008

International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Verzio Hungary 2008

Lemesos International Documentary Film Festival Cyprus 2008

Bodrum International Film Festival Turkey 2008

Romanian Film Festival New York 2008

Romanian Documentary Days Krakow 2008

Romanian Film Festival Toronto 2009

Romanian Film Festival Madison USA 2009

Romanian Film Days Italy 2007

Algerian National Film Festival 2010

Chennai International Women Film Festival India 2010

Best Film Award in Aristoteles Workshop Romania 2006

Gopo Awards nomination for Best documentary 2008

Prometheus Awards Nomination for Debut 2008

Transilvania International Film Festival 2007One World Human Rights International Film Festival Bucharest 2008


Director/Scriptwriter: Adina Pintilie

Director of photography: Sorin Gociu

Editing/Sound: Ligia Smarandache/ Tudor Petre

Script consultant: Rafi Pitts

Executive producer: Dan Nutu/ Adina Pintilie

Produced by Aristoteles Workshop

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