A tender documentary that turns the camera to one of the tens of thousands of Romanian drivers whose job is to cross the roads of Europe. People whose stories remain untold and who are often trivialized as mere workforce.

Silvia - documentary by Codrin Vasile - online on CINEPUB

Directed by: Codrin Vasile
Script by: Codrin Vasile
Cast: Alin Negrea
Producer: UNATC
Cinematography by: Codrin Vasile
Edited by: Ilinca Miroșanu
Sound: Ilinca Miroșanu
Year: 2019
Category: short film
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 15 minutes

8,363 – Cinepub viewers


Alin, a truck driver, is on his last trip to Italy for the year before returning home to his wife, Silvia, and son, Ionuț, for Christmas.

What critics say:

„An exemplary documentary that captures, from the inside of a truck’s cabin, essential moments from the life of a driver in Europe, putting at the forefront a charismatic character – loneliness, fatigue, bizarre events and especially the sadness of being away from wife and child.”

(Ionuț Mareș, Ziarul Metropolis)


  • Best Documentary Film Award at Festivalul Filmul de Piatra 2019
  • Official selection Festivalul CineMAiubit 2019
  • Weihnachts Filmfestival Berlin 2019
  • PROVINZIALE – Filmfest Eberswalde 2020
  • Festival du Film d’Action Sociale de l’IRTS de Lorraine 2021
  • Showcase Molodist Kyiv IFF 2020

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