Synopsis

Ana, at the age of 24, returns to her childhood village to bury her grandfather, not exactly following tradition. It’s a contemporary Romanian village, a world filled with promiscuity, poverty, and intolerance.

Anathema - by Andreea Bortun - free short film online on CINEPUB

Directed by: Andreea Cristina Borțun
Cast: Adrian Titieni, Alexandru Potocean, Corina Moise, Cosmina Stratan, Mădălina Stoica, Marin Socol
Script: Andreea Cristina Borțun
Producer: Gabi Antal, Gabi Suciu, Andreea Cristina Borțun
Cinematography by: Andrei Butică
Edited by: Tudor D Popescu
Sound: Roxana Bain
Year: 2017
Category: short film
Genre: Drama
Duration: 20 minutes

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SINOPSIS

ANATHEMA shows a world of intolerance and poverty, a world in which people are not living, but surviving. Two stories of revolt cross paths on the sun burnt fields in the conventional countryside of southern Romania. Teenage Ana returns to her childhood village to bury her grandfather, in her own way. Two local peasants, Lia and Profira, share an unspoken bond in a remote hut in the fields. Every story hides a secret, which if revealed would bring exclusion from their communities.

AWARDS

  • 2017 – Timishort – Special Mention
  • Selected at Next International Short Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania, Festival Friends Section, TimiShort International Short Film Festival, Timișoara, Romania, Official competition – Special Jury mention, Anonimul International Film Festival, Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania, Official competition

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