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15.-21. januar 2018

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Adi, an awkward anthropologist in his forties, moves to Bucharest’s most impoverished area, Ferentari, leaving behind him a broken relationship. He seeks to emerge himself in his work and into the Roma community. Adi is trying to write a dissertation on manele music, which is particularly popular amongst the Roma. Instead, he falls in love with his guide, the chubby and charismatic petty criminal Alberto. Being gay amongst conservative Roma is dangerous, and Alberto himself carries years of abuse on his shoulders after a lifetime of poverty and incarceration. Yet, Adi and Alberto manage to find affection and tenderness in each other, the kind they have never known before.

Friends and lovers are easy to lose in harsh, destitute communities like Ferentari. Director Ivana Mladenović tells the story of these two unlikely Romeos in a humorous and affectionate manner. Perhaps there actually is hope for love in such a brutal place?

Dag Tid Place Kalender Tickets
Friday 19. January 17:30 Fokus 1/5 Add show Fokus 1Fokus 5
Sunday 21. January 17:30 Verdensteatret Add show Buy ticket
Orginal title: 
SOLDAŢII. POVESTE DIN FERENTARI
Director: 
Ivana Mladenović
Screenplay: 
Ivana Mladenović, Adrian Schiop
Photography: 
Luchian Ciobanu
Actors: 
Adrian Schiop, Vasile Pavel, Cezar Grumarescu, Stefan Iancu, Kana Hashimoto
Run time: 
1 hour 59 min
Year: 
2017
Country: 
Romania,
Serbia and
Belgium
Producer: 
Ada Solomon
Sales: 
Beta Cinema
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

Ivana Mladenović  (b. 1984 ) is a Serbian director and actress working in Romania. She received her MA from the film school in Bucharest (UNATC) in 2011. She has mostly made short films, and one documentary focusing on the topics concerning the Roma people. SOLDIERS. STORIES FROM FERENTARI is her feature film debut.