Întâlniri încrucişate

Crossing Dates

 
Drei Episoden – scheinbar zufällige Begegnungen. Die Erzählung stellt die Beziehungsgeflechte mit ungewöhnlichen Perspektiven "überkreuz" und mit einander verwoben dar. Ein Radiomoderator besucht im Gefängnis einen Mann, der sein Doppelgänger sein könnte. Die Gefängnisdirektorin trifft sich mit einem ehemaligen Liebhaber aus Finnland, der zu einem Kongress nach Rumänien gekommen ist. Im Hotelzimmer finden die beiden ein verwirrt erscheinendes junges Mädchen vor. Sie ist die Schwester eines vor kurzem aus dem Gefängnis Entlassenen – und es werden noch weitere diffuse und zufällig erscheinende Kreise zwischenmenschlicher Beziehungen unter den Protagonisten offen gelegt… (Filmmuseum München)

Each day of our lives brings us new encounters with our fellow men: our paths cross, we see each other, and speak or don’t speak to each other. Then we walk away to the next encounter. Both chance and intention play a part in these encounters, and the consequences can remain like footmarks on the paths of our lives. The movie mingles 3 separate stories which take place over two days. The characters’ paths intersect, and they affect each other unintentionally. The three stories are united not only by the characters but also by re-readings of the same theme at different registers.

Director's Biography
Born 1962 in Romania. She studied at the Academy of Theatre and Film Arts in Bucharest where she obtained a diploma in cinematography. She then worked as a Director of Photography on two feature films, as well as on many shorts and documentaries. In 2008, she made her feature debut with CROSSING DATES (2008), a Romanian-Finnish co-production, which was screened amongst others at Pusan, Chicago, Cottbus and Rome Independent Film Festival. CRULIC– THE PATHTO BEYOND, her second feature, premiered at Locarno 2011. At the moment Anca Damian is dividing her work between the pre-production of a new feature (AVery Unsettled Summer) and her function as professor at the National University of Theatre and Film Arts in Bucharest.

Selected films as director: TRECATORUL PAMANTULUI – ION NICODIM (Earth’s Passerby – Ion Nicodim, 1998, doc short), EMINESCU – OCALATORIE VIRTUALA IN ABSO¬LUT (Eminescu – A Virtual Journey within the Absolute, 2000, doc short), IMPOSIBILUL PARADIS (The Unattainable Paradise, 2001, short), CHIPURI DE LUT (The Clay Faces, 2002, doc short), CHIPURI ( Faces, 2002, doc short), EXERCITIU DE LIBERTATE (Liberty Exercise, 2003, doc short), AFI SAU A NU FI (To Be or Not to Be, 2007, doc), ÎNTÂLNIRI ÎNCRUCIŞATE (Crossing Dates, 2008), CRULIC– DRUMUL SPRE DINCOLO (Crulic – The Path to Beyond, 2011)
Tribute 2012
Anca Damian
Rumänien / Finnland 2008
color
100 Minuten
OmeU
Drehbuch Anca Damian
Kamera Liviu Marghidan
Schnitt Dana Bunescu
Ton/Sounddesign Alex Dragomir, Sebastian Zsemlye
Musik Pessi Levanto
Mit Oxana Moravec/Matti Ristinen/Mimi Brănescu/Andi Vasluianu/Doru Boguţă/Diana Cavallioti
Produktion
Libra Film Productions 52 Popa Soare Street, Et.1, Ap 4 2nd district, Bucharest Romania T +40 21 326 64 80 F +40 21 326 02 68 office@librafilm.net www.librafilm.net