Professor Ioan-Matei Agapi, an 80-year-old photographer and cameraman from Iași, Romania, owns a unique collection of 16mm films and photographs documenting almost fifty years of the city’s history. His daughter, also a filmmaker, has decided to make a film about her father's archives. In the surroundings of his old apartment, he reminisces about the past until one day, Ioan is informed that he must leave the apartment where he has spent the past 40 years. Ioan's work suddenly transforms into a burden, and the film changes into drama which reveals old conflicts within the family. (Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival)

Director's Biography
Nora Agapi
Nora Agapi, born in 1974, graduated from the University of Drama and Cinematography in Bucharest. As a cinematographer she shot several documentaries and fictional films. She also works as a photographer with National Geographic magazine, The Sunday Times, and other major media. Her feature-length debut “Timebox” was awarded Best Documentary at the Jihlava International Film Festival 2018.

Film Selection: Timebox (2018, doc) - Travailler pour 110 euros par mois (2007, TV doc)
Architektur und Gesellschaft | Architecture and Society 2019
Nora Agapi
Romania 2018
76 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Nora Agapi, Maxim Carlan
Cinematography Nora Agapi
Editing Rita Bakacs
Sound/Sounddesign Florian Tăbăcaru
Music Andrei Tatu
With Ioan-Matei Agapi, Nora Agapi
Producer(s) Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
Manifest Film
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Astra Film Festival Sibiu 2018
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Astra Film Festival Sibiu 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status

Austrian Premiere