Synopsis

The history of a place, of the energy it gives off. In turn, monastery, prison, camp, natural park : the Delta of Bucharest becomes a « film space » where all the parallel lives materialize.

The Delta of Bucharest - by Eva Pervolovici - documentary online on CINEPUB

Directed by: Eva Pervolovici
Cast: Ada Condeescu, Sandrine Bonnaire, Eva Pervolovici, Ileana Samoilă, Gică Enache, Vali Enache, Ileana Samoilă Budimir, Lena Constanțe
Script: Eva Pervolovici
Producer: Martine Vidalenc, Emmanuel Quillet, Cătălin Mitulescu
Cinematography by: Dominique Colin
Edited by: Veronique Lagoarde-Segot
Sound: Bonoît Maerens
Music: Bonoît Maerens
Year: 2020
Category: Feature film
Genre: Documentary
Duration: 90 minutes

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PLOT SUMMARY

1984. Ceausescu orders the demolition of an architectural monument from the 18th century, the imposing Văcăreşti monastery, which became a prison in 1846. The dictator’s plan was to build an artificial lake instead.

After building five kilometers of walls, he didn’t have time to see his project carried out: history catches up with him and it is executed in 1989. The abandoned land of what was once Văcăreşti gradually turned into the most the largest urban delta in the world… Here is the story of this extraordinary place.

AWARDS

  • Ethnokinetics – Nomination for best documentary
  • Eastern European International Film Awards – Award for the best feature-length documentary
  • Southeast European Film Festival in Los Angeles – Nominated for Best Documentary
  • Toronto International Women Film Festival – Best Documentary
  • Berlin Film Week – Best Screenplay
  • Buzz – Special Mention for Documentary

Eva Pervolovici about the film:

“The Bucharest Delta means five years of filming in a place where I grew up, a place that has become a real urban microcosm, but above all, for me, this project is about the extraordinary meetings with women who gave birth there, in prison. I look forward to sharing these experiences with the Romanian public, to embark together on a discussion about the past and what remains in the present.”

ARTICLES:

  • “The Delta of Bucharest”, by Eva Pervolovici: A reclaimed land – Dana Medar – aarc.ro
  • The Delta of Bucharest – Layers in time – 2020 – Victor Morozov – filmsinframe.com

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