The powerful hybrid film tells the story of Maria, a Romanian, and Zahra, an Iranian, who met in the seventies while studying together in Bucharest, and their long-term passionate correspondence. The two women correspond tirelessly in the midst of revolutions, protests, and politically turbulent events that have ravaged their countries. An intimate, epistolary documentary, through intriguing and rarely seen archival footage, unravels the tangle of collective history, exposes all taboos, repression, and the position of women in countries where history was written almost exclusively by men, the hope and disappointment brought by political transformations, and also re-examines the social ones.
Vlad Petri is a film director interested in political and social issues, often combining his own footage with archival footage. He graduated in film from the University of Theater and Film in Bucharest and obtained a master’s degree in visual and digital anthropology from the Freie University in Berlin. His films, on the line between documentary and fiction, were shown at international film festivals in Berlin, Rotterdam, Sarajevo and Copenhagen. He won three national GOPO awards – for Best Debut in 2015, and Best Short Documentary in 2021. and 2022.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Berlin International Film Festival – FIPRESCI Prize
ZagrebDox – Special Mention
Makedox Creative Documentary Film Festival – Best Film
BETWEEN REVOLUTIONS (doc.)
DIRECTOR: Vlad Petri
COUNTRY: Romania, Qatar, Iran, Croatia
LANGUAGE: Romanian, Persian
PRODUCTION: Activ Docs
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