SOLDATII. POVESTE DIN FERENTARI

SOLDATII. POVESTE DIN FERENTARI

Adi, a shy and introverted anthropologist who recently got dumped by his girlfriend, moves to Ferentari, the most notorious outcast neighbourhood in Bucharest. He plans to write a study on manele music. While researching his subject, Adi meets Alberto, a Roma ex-convict and a bear of a man, who promises Adi to help him. Soon, the unlikely pair begins a playful romance in which Adi feeds Alberto with improbable plans of escaping poverty and Alberto reciprocates with well-concocted signs of affection. 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.

Special Mention in CPH PIX | Best film in Trieste
Catalan premiere

Ivana Mladenovic

Ivana Mladenovic

(Serbia, 1984) She became known as director of fiction short films and documentaries that were presented in festivals worldwide. Her fiction feature debut Soldiers. Story from Ferentari (D’A 2018) premiered in Toronto IFF in 2017 and San Sebastian IFF Competition (Special Mention Sebastiano Award) and was awarded Prix Decouverte at Namur FFF, Cineuropa Prize at Trieste IFF, Special Mention New Talent Grand Pix at CHP PIX, Best Debut at Transylvania IFF. The film was also selected for Tromso IFF, Istanbul IFF, Hamburg IFF etc. Also, she received The Heart of Sarajevo for Best Documentary for Turn Off the Lights, which premiered at Tribeca IFF 2012.

FILMOGRAPHY

Ivana the Terrible (2019), Soldiers. A Story from Ferentari (2017, D'A 2018), If 6 Was 9 (curt, 2013), Turn Off the Lights (2012), Skin (curt, 2011), Afterparty (curt, 2009), Pizza Love (curt, 2008), Milky Way (curt, 2007)