Synopsis

In a room packed with objects of all sorts, a man passes the time painting a remake of Picasso’s Guernica, giving books away and taking care of his dog Bakunin. In a final attempt to reach his audience, he comes up with a plan: the destruction of Art.

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Directed by: Ana Vijdea
Script: Ana Vijdea
Cast: Gian Sgromo
Year: 2018
Category: Short film
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 30 minutes

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PLOT SUMMARY

The short film by young director Ana Vîjdea focuses on a bohemian American with anarchistic views, who lives with his dog, Bakunin (a name that is far from coincidental), surrounded by all sorts of second-hand objects that he sells to passersby. The camera follows him unobtrusively, patiently capturing both the “dead times” of his daily life and his interactions with visitors or with Bakunin, as well as his unique and revolutionary artistic actions. “John 746” is a film about waiting, about inspiration, and about living outside of society and its regulations. (Andrei Rus)

AWARDS

  • Doclisboa – Green Years Competition – Award for the best director
  • TRUE/FALSE
  • One World Romania
  • Dokufest

DIRECTOR’S BIOGRAPHY

Ana Vijdea was born and raised in Romania. She studied Cinematography and Media at Babeș-Bolyai University (RO), and Film Directing and Production at Syracuse University (USA) as a Fulbright Scholar. Recently, she specialized in documentary film directing through DocNomads, an Erasmus Mundus master’s program. So far, she has directed several films that have been screened and awarded at various international film festivals such as IDFA, True/False, and Jihlava, among others. In 2017, she was named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine.

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