A profound exploration of the power and burden of memory.

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Directed by: Nora Agapi
Script by: Nora Agapi, Maxim Cirlan
Cast: Ioan Agapi, Nora Agapi, Maria Agapi, Sofia Agapi
Producers: Nora Agapi, Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan
Cinematography: Nora Agapi
Edit by: Rita Bakacs
Sound: Florin Tăbăcaru
Music: Andrei Tatu
Year: 2018
Category: feature film
Genre: documentary
Duration: 73 minutes

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Ioan-Matei Agapi, a charismatic documentary filmmaker in his 80’s from Iași, Romania, owns a unique collection of 16mm films documenting almost fifty years of the city’s history. His daughter, also a filmmaker, has decided to make a film about her father’s impressive archives.

In the unconventional surroundings of his old apartment, he reminisces about the past until one day, when Ioan is informed by a public officer that he must leave or be evicted from the apartment where he has spent 40 years. Ioan’s years of work suddenly transform into a huge burden, and the film unexpectedly changes into drama in which conflicts with city officials reveal old and hidden conflicts within the family.


  • Best Documentary in Between the Seas, Jihlava, 2018
  • Best Feature Documentary, UCIN Awards Gala, 2020
  • Nominated for Best Documentary and Best Debut Film, GOPO Awards, 2020