Soldiers: Story from Ferentari/Soldatii: Poveste din Ferentari

2017

DIRECTED BY

Ivana Mladenovic

Adi (40), a shy and introverted anthropologist, who got recently dumped by his girlfriend, moves to Ferentari, the poorest and most notorious neighborhood of Bucharest. He wants to write a study on manele music, the ‘pop music’ of the Roma community. Manele music serves as a way out of poverty for some successful musicians, but more often it’s just another opportunity for the mafia pimps to make money off their acts and keep them in slave-like dependency. While researching this subject, Adi meets Alberto, a Roma ex-convict and a bear of a man, who promises Adi to help him. Soon enough, the unlikely pair begins a playful romance in which Adi feeds Alberto with improbable plans of escaping poverty, while Alberto feeds Adi with phrases of love. Little by little, their casual affair grows into love. And the funny and sweet teasing turns into something precarious, since Alberto is both dangerous and fragile and belongs to a world whose codes Adi doesn’t understand.

Re-recording mixer / Sound designer: Dumitru Alexandru

Pastila fericirii

Pastila fericirii

I’m Not Famous But I’m Aromanian

I’m Not Famous But I’m Aromanian

Dacii Liberi

Dacii Liberi

The Birdman/Omul pasare

The Birdman/Omul pasare

Corijent

Corijent

Berliner

Berliner

Anul dragonului

Anul dragonului

Valley of the Blind/Valea Orbilor

Valley of the Blind/Valea Orbilor

#dogpoopgirl

#dogpoopgirl

La bani, la cap, la oase

La bani, la cap, la oase

Colivia

Colivia

Superman, Spiderman or Batman

Superman, Spiderman or Batman

Man and Dog

Man and Dog

Bucharest Non Stop

Bucharest Non Stop

Closer to the Moon

Closer to the Moon

Agon

Agon

Forevers

Forevers

Alt Love Building

Alt Love Building

The Chosen One/Cel ales

The Chosen One/Cel ales

Tibi

Tibi

10 Hours

10 Hours

Red Gloves/Manusi Rosii

Red Gloves/Manusi Rosii

Another Christmas/Un alt Craciun

Another Christmas/Un alt Craciun

Gone Wild

Gone Wild

Roxanne

Roxanne

Ivana the Terrible/Ivana cea Groaznica

Ivana the Terrible/Ivana cea Groaznica

The Secret of Happiness/Secretul Fericirii

The Secret of Happiness/Secretul Fericirii

The Yellow Smiley Face/Fata galbena care rade

The Yellow Smiley Face/Fata galbena care rade

Vaca finlandezã/The Finnish Cow

Vaca finlandezã/The Finnish Cow

Ela, Panda & Madame

Ela, Panda & Madame

Umbre/Shadows

Umbre/Shadows

The Soviet Garden

The Soviet Garden

Back Home/Acasa la tata

Back Home/Acasa la tata

Kowalski

Kowalski

Orizont

Orizont

Tibi

Tibi

Nightfall in India

Nightfall in India

Of Snails and Men/Despre Oameni si Melci

Of Snails and Men/Despre Oameni si Melci

The Unsaved/La limita de jos a cerului

The Unsaved/La limita de jos a cerului

Dopul Scuza Mijloacele

Dopul Scuza Mijloacele

Contra timp

Contra timp

Tache

Tache

Vera

Vera

Marocco

Marocco

Déjà Vu

Déjà Vu

Cine a ucis Craciunul?/Frozen Ignat

Cine a ucis Craciunul?/Frozen Ignat

Horse Power

Horse Power

Contra timp 2

Contra timp 2

Doing Money

Doing Money

Finale

Finale

Daydream/Practica

Daydream/Practica

Outbound/Periferic

Outbound/Periferic

The Wanderers: The Quest of the Demon Hunter

The Wanderers: The Quest of the Demon Hunter

Buna! Ce faci?/Hello! How are you?

Buna! Ce faci?/Hello! How are you?

Excursie

Excursie

Saf

Saf

The Man Who Surprised Everyone

The Man Who Surprised Everyone

Killing Time

Killing Time

Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier/If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle

Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier/If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle

The Walk/Plimbare

The Walk/Plimbare

One and a Half Prince

One and a Half Prince

Last Transhumance/Ultima transhumanta

Last Transhumance/Ultima transhumanta

Loverboy

Loverboy

Between Two Dawns

Between Two Dawns

Art

Art

The Cement Mixer/Betoniera

The Cement Mixer/Betoniera

The Sentries of the Delta/Strajerii Deltei

The Sentries of the Delta/Strajerii Deltei

Box

Box

Trading Germans/Pasaport de Germania

Trading Germans/Pasaport de Germania

Ursul

Ursul

The King’s War

The King’s War

Kazimir

Kazimir

Rusty Steel

Rusty Steel

Tales from the Golden Age/Amintiri in Epoca de Aur

Tales from the Golden Age/Amintiri in Epoca de Aur

Blana

Blana

Perfect Health/Perfect Sanatos

Perfect Health/Perfect Sanatos

Armânii

Armânii

Danut pleaca pe vapor

Danut pleaca pe vapor

Three Way Week

Three Way Week

The Childhood of Icarus

The Childhood of Icarus

Another Christmas/Un alt Craciun

Another Christmas/Un alt Craciun

Cuscrii

Cuscrii

Bomberman

Bomberman

YouTube Bazaar

YouTube Bazaar

6.9 on the Richter Scale

6.9 on the Richter Scale

Legacy/Urma

Legacy/Urma

Heads and Tails/Cap si Pajura

Heads and Tails/Cap si Pajura

Lebensdorf

Lebensdorf

Timebox

Timebox

Perseids

Perseids

Jaful

Jaful

Chefu’/House Party

Chefu’/House Party

Kira Kiralina/Kyra Kyralina

Kira Kiralina/Kyra Kyralina

Quod Erat Demonstrandum

Quod Erat Demonstrandum

Ramona

Ramona

Maria Inima Romaniei

Maria Inima Romaniei

Minte-mã frumos în Centrul Vechi

Minte-mã frumos în Centrul Vechi

12 Minutes

12 Minutes

Between Pain and Amen

Between Pain and Amen

Gruber’s Journey

Gruber’s Journey

Marona’s Fantastic Tale

Marona’s Fantastic Tale

Marita

Marita

Luna verde

Luna verde

Teodora the Sinner/Pacatoasa Teodora

Teodora the Sinner/Pacatoasa Teodora

By the Rails

By the Rails

Metrobranding

Metrobranding

The Rest is Silence/Restul e tacere

The Rest is Silence/Restul e tacere

Somewhere in Palilula/Undeva la Palilula

Somewhere in Palilula/Undeva la Palilula

Copacul Dorintelor: Amintiri din Copilarie

Copacul Dorintelor: Amintiri din Copilarie

Why Me?/De ce eu?

Why Me?/De ce eu?

Breaking News

Breaking News

Hawaii

Hawaii

Reach Out

Mesaj din website

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