When Time Loses Patience
Director: Andreea Dumitriu
Duration: 20 min
Country: Romania | Premiere
A centuries old tradition, animal markets in Romania face an unsure future. The times are changing, industrial agriculture is gradually replacing small-scale farming and the market becomes the scene of the fight for survival of the Romanian traditional farmer. The camera looks around the market in fixed frames, observing farmers in their efforts to sell their animals. The time passes slowly, the buyers are scarce and the cold weather is not helping. People fill up the time with conversations about farming, love, disease and getting old. A film about the last days of a dying culture.
Director bio: – Andreea Dumitriu (1981, Romania) is a documentary filmmaker who lives and works in Amsterdam. She recently graduated from HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. Personal experiences are a starting point for her films, but her documentaries become poetical observations of a particular state of mind and state of facts. Powerlessness and the individual vs developments in the society are themes that come back in her work.