Soldaţii. Poveste din Ferentari

Soldiers. A Story from Ferentari

 
Der 40-jährige Anthropologe Adi wurde gerade von seiner Freundin verlassen. Nun zieht er nach Ferentari, berüchtigt als desolatestes Viertel Bukarests, um an einer Studie über Manelemusik zu schreiben. Diese Popmusik dient in der Roma-Community manchen als Ausweg, vor allem aber ist es ein weiterer Trick für Mafiosi, um ihre Musiker auszunehmen und sie in sklavenartigen Umständen zu halten. Der Rom Alberto, ein Ex-Häftling und Bär von einem Mann, verspricht Adi bei seiner Recherche zu helfen. Aus der Arbeitsfreundschaft entwickelt sich eine Romanze, die allmählich zu echter Liebe wird: eine moderne Romeo-und-Julia Geschichte vom Rande Bukarests.

Adi, a young anthropologist recently left by his girlfriend, moves to Ferentari (the poorest neighborhood in Bucharest) to write a study on manele music (the pop music of the Roma community). While researching his subject, he meets Alberto, a Roma ex-convict who promises to help him. Soon, the two begin a romance in which Adi feeds Alberto improbable plans to escape poverty while Alberto reciprocates with well-concocted phrases of love. When the money runs out, both find themselves trapped in an apartment where they love and use each other, in a game of need and power that has no winners. (San Sebastián International Film Festival)

Director's Biography
Ivana Mladenović
Born in Serbia in 1984. After studying law in Belgrade, she moved to Romania, where she graduated in film directing in 2010 from the National School of Film and Theatre (UNATC) in Bucharest. Her student short films were shown at film festivals around the world. Her first documentary feature, “Turn off the Lights”, premiered at the Tribeca Festival in 2012. “Soldiers” is her first fictional film.

Film Selection: Soldaţii. Poveste din Ferentari (Soldiers. A Story from Ferentari, 2017) — If 6 was 9 (2013, short) — Lumea in patratele (Turn off the Lights, 2012, doc) — Skin (2011, short) — Afterparty (2009, short) — Pizza Love (2008, short) — Milky Way (2007, short)
Competition Fiction 2018
Ivana Mladenović
Rumänien / Suriname / Belgien 2017
color
119 Minuten
Rumänisch
OmeU
Drehbuch Ivana Mladenović, Adrian Schiop
Kamera Luchian Ciobanu
Schnitt Cătălin Cristuţiu
Ton/Sounddesign Marc Alberisio, Valentin Mazingarbe
Mit Adrian Schiop, Vasile Pavel-Digudai, Stefan Iancu, Ńicolae Marin-Spaniolul, Kana Hashimoto, Dan Bursuc
Produzent*innen Ada Solomon
Produktion
HiFilm Productions, Film House Bas Celik, Farkas Productions
Österreichpremiere
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Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Toronto International Film Festival 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere

auch in der Sektion / also part of
Spotlight
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