Transnistra (Sweden,Denmark,Belgium)
5 13 April 2019

Transnistra

Transnistra

  • Anna Eborn

Synopsis

Anna Eborn follows the lives of a group of teenagers in Transnistria, a country where the shadow of Soviet legacy looms large. An extremely precise and sensual portrait of a desire for hope and a better future, in a world where every day represents a new challenge. Eborn's precise and unobtrusive touch allows the film to breath in an almost ecstatic way. “I first heard about Transnistria”, recalls the filmmaker, “through my late main character Lida in Ukraine. The old generation she belonged to talked about Transnistria as a country that had remained a socialist society when Ukraine became independent”. Shot in 16mm like her previous films, Transnistra tries to bridge and understand how young people relate to their own identity while consuming Russian cultural artefacts. Ultimately, the film shies away from easy answers, preferring to ask new questions. “I returned to Sweden with contrasts and contradictions” explains the filmmaker. This is what makes her film a precious inquiry in the realms of identity in a context where political boundaries shift continuously. 
 
Giona A. Nazzaro
Section:  Latitudes
Length: 93'
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Belgium
Year: 2019
Language(s): Russian, Moldavian
Premiere status at VdR: Swiss Premiere
VdR edition : 2019

Production

David Herdies  (Momento Film)
Michael Krotkiewski  (Momento Film)

Sales Contact

Maëlle Guenegues
CAT&Docs
maelle@catndocs.com
Tel. ++33144617748

Screenings

Language(s):  Russian, Moldavian
Subtitles:  English, French
  • Saturday 6 April
  • 20:15
Colombière

Followed by a discussion

COMPLET | SOLD OUT

  • Tuesday 9 April
  • 20:30
Capitole Fellini

COMPLET | SOLD OUT

  • Saturday 13 April
  • 16:15
Colombière

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