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January 18-24 2021

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A flag with a hammer and sickle is still waving over the breakaway republic Transnistria, a small strip of land perched between Moldova and the Ukraine. With its own currency, army and president, the forgotten mini-state appears to be a (post-)Soviet time capsule – while the youth are struggling to find a future there. Should they stay, or leave?

Through the passing seasons, we stay in the company of the fascinating 17-year-old Tanya and her group of male friends. They roam desolate gravel roads and abandoned building sites, without aim. But amongst the ruins, love is in bloom, and their lives consist of the universal teenage elements: jealousy, falling in love, hopes and dreams, despair, and partying. Shot on 16mm, TRANSNISTRA is a devastatingly beautiful coming-of-age portrait; intimate, quizzical, and empathic. TRANSNISTRA is Eborn’s fourth feature documentary, and she has been proclaimed Sweden’s most interesting documentary film director.

This film was selected by freelance film critic Maria Fosheim Lund. She will hold an introduction before the screening at Fokus 1, Wednesday January 15th at 17:30.

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Program: 
Orginal title: 
Transnistra
Director: 
Anna Eborn
Screenplay: 
Anna Eborn
Photography: 
Virginie Surdej
Run time: 
1 hour 35 min
Year: 
2019
Country: 
Sweden,
Denmark and
Belgium
Dialogue: 
Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian
Producer: 
David Herdies, Michael Krotkiewski
Source: 
CAT&Docs
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 
Anna Eborn (b. 1983, Sweden) is self-taught as a filmmaker and has directed various short films, feature films and documentaries. Her first feature-length documentary, PINE RIDGE, won the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Documentary at the International Film festival in Gothenburg. Further films include EPIFANIA and LIDA. Her latest film TRANSNISTRA also won the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Documentary at Göteborg IFF 2019.