Song from the backyard/ Cântece din curtea din spate
Film developed during filmic field research With the head through the wall, in collaboration with Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf.
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year: shot in 2018, distributed from 2022 on
running time: 20 min.
starring: Gheorghiță Neamțu
camera: Jan Phillip Ernsting
sound recording: Lisa Wischer
sound design and mixing: Daniel Rizea
production: Lisa Wischer and Viktoria Jaenssen
directing and editing: Letiția Popa
producer: UNATC + Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf
avant-premieres: Cinemaiubit 2020, selected for Ji.hlava East Silver Market 2020
Shot in a cinéma verité style, a group of students try to make a film in Botoșani penitentiary. They start to follow Gheorghita, a worker from the kitchen. He is working hard to gain the trust of the guards and to blend in with his fellow inmates. As the students get closer to him, they realise how the environment ends up shaping the identity of the individual.