Films from Banat

A 2016 batch of short films with stories or authors from Banat
Screening: SAT/16.07/18:00 CASA ARTELOR - SALA STUDIO; Q&A with authors after

LIBELULA (r. Mimi Sălăjan & Adelina Bulibașa, 18’)

A journey into the core of an ordinary tower block which illustrates how living in a small apartment feels like related by the building’s caretaker. The common life, the routine, the past, the present, perhaps the future all illustrated visually and aurally in less than 15 minutes. A film about everyday people and their everyday lives.

WHITE IS THE NEW WHITE (r. Mihnea Rareș Hanțiu, 20’)

Arad. The former textile factory, Teba. The possibility of an alternative space for art is here discussed by the film director and, generally, by an enterprising group of young people who create independent cultural events, group which also includes the director. A personal and, yet, a generally valid search and the acknowledgement of the need for a particular space where the creative energy can freely materialize. An industrial space with a great potential for reconversion, development and stimulation of art creation. White Is the New White is a prospective film – and even introspective – more than a retrospective of the events which led to this moment in the balance; it is a continuous present, discussing on the conversion potential of such a space and on the way that each of us can become the trigger for the change that we want to see.

production: Anda Ionescu;
image: Marius M. Bogdan;
muzic: Danaga; sound mixing: Vlad Voinescu

( ) (r. Mihai Surdea, 6’)

The short feature film ( ) is about the ability or rather inability to share or release, during our lifetime, the unspoken burden of thoughts, mainly due to internal barriers, as well as seclusion and indifference from others. Communication is the most important way to overcome difficult times and moments in our lives, being given the known negative effects, even destructive, because of the lack of dialogue. It remains to be seen if the character in the film, will overcome all these obstacles, internal and external, and will manage to reach the breaking point.

NOVEMBER (r. Ioachim Stroe, 15’)

The film tells the story of a short returning of a father to his son. After a long absence, Vlad is coming back in the home country and is trying to catch up with his son Max. Therefore, he decides to take him out in the park, in the Kids’ City. The inner issues of their relation quickly come out and this weekend day proves to be more complicated than Vlad could anticipate.

Andrei Butica – image; Malina Ionescu – scripting; Caludiu Mitcu – producer

WITHIN THE LUDIC OCEAN (r. Daniel Dorobanțu, 3’)

A playful tribute to Fehérlófia, the unique and amazing Hungarian animation masterpiece.