Vlad Popa”s documentary is a liminal portrayal of the mother-son relationship in quarantine, both slice of life and tableau vivant in its form.

Diary of my mother - by Vlad Popa - documentary online on CINEPUB

Directed by: Vlad Popa
Script by: Vlad Popa
Cast: Ada Maria Popa, Vlad Popa, Flavius Barbu-Dinescu, Teodora Fălămaș
Producer: Universitatea Babes-Bolyai
Cinematography by: Vlad Popa
Sound: Vlad Popa
Edited by: Vlad Popa
Music: Illot Mollo; Moby – Hope Is Gone
Year: 2020
Category: short film
Genre: documentary
Duration: 25 minutes

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A two-month cohabitation with my mother in an attempt to forget the external fear of the pandemic. The outside world is only seen through the windows of the apartment, my mother and I becoming passive observers. Events continue to take place in our absence beyond the boundaries of the rooms that become a shelter, a protective shell.

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We were all delighted, we all realized we were leaving confusion and nonsense behind and performing our one and noble function of the time, move.” – Jack Kerouac – On the Road
Of course in the first matches you are more careful, perhaps more careful than you should be.” – Diego Maradona


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