Planet Petrila (2016)

"Planeta Petrila" (original title)

Driector: Andrei Dăscalescu

Romania, documentary, 80 min, PG-13, subtitles: EN



Andrei Dăscalescu


Ion Barbu, Catalin Cenusa, Mihai Barbu


In Petrila, a coal mining town in Transylvania, an ex-miner turned artist and activist uses art and absurdism to stop local authorities from demolishing the historic buildings of the oldest coal mine in the country. His quest is not only to preserve the history and the identity of his hometown, but also to find new ways of keeping the community from irreversibly falling apart.