LEBENSDORF

Romania- 2021
97 min

Directed by: Vali Hotea
Script: Ileana Muntean, Vali Hotea
DOP: Alexandru Solomon
Cast: Mimi Brănescu, Ana Covalciuc, Ioana Flora

Ducu is a 45-year-old Romanian writer facing a midlife crisis. He leaves Bucharest to be part of a creative residence in Berlin and in an attempt to rebuild his life. He swings between two countries and two women: Andra, his hot-tempered wife, who wants a divorce, and Giulia, Ducu’s love from his youth, who lives in an eco-village in Germany – Lebensdorf. Looking for an answer, he goes through a series of strange, funny and even eye-opening events.

The project was developed during:

Sofia Meetings/ Sofia WIP, Bulgaria
TIFF Transilvania Pitch Stop Co-production Platform, Romania
Sarajevo Talents Pack & Pitch Workshop, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Rome MIA, Italy
Film Festival Cottbus- Connecting Cottbus, Germany