Lidia grows pigeons and lives a mundane existence with a husband and two children. Denisa, the feistiest of the three, wants to buy her freeloading boyfriend a new pair of sneakers. Vanesa, the youngest, dreams of finding the perfect guy with green eyes. All three share a workplace as sex workers under a bridge on the highway connecting Bucharest to the next city. Their relationship is strained by competition for clients and territory. In spite of their rivalry, the three women spawn stories about their hardships and their loves, because the threats coming from outside of their circle are much stronger than the ones within.

Director's Biography
ALEXANDRA BALTEANU, born in 1982, is a Romanian filmmaker from Craiova. After a year at the National University of Theatre and Film in Bucharest and shooting a short documentary in Romania, she resumed her studies at the DFFB – German Film and Television Academy Berlin in 2010. Balteanu currently lives and works in Germany. Prowl is her first feature film. // Films (selection): Vânătoare (Prowl, 2016)
Competition Fiction 2017
Alexandra Balteanu
Germany 2016
75 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Xandra Popescu, Alexandra Balteanu
Cinematography Matan Radin
Editing Antonella Sarubbi
Sound/Sounddesign Tobias Mahlstedt
Music Nimrod Gilboa
With Corina Moise, Iulia Lumânare, Iulia Ciochină, Sergiu Costache, Dragoş Olaru
Producer(s) Stanislav Danylyshyn (DFFB – German Film and Television Academy Berlin, DE)
DFFB – German Film and Television Academy Berlin Potsdamer Straße 2 10785 Berlin Germany festival@dffb.de www.dffb.de
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
San Sebastián International Film Festival 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere