30.09. - 09.10.2021

Soldiers. Story from Ferentari Romania, Serbia, Belgium 2017 | 119 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

Ivana Mladenovic

IVANA MLADENOVIĆ (*1984) is a Serbian film-maker who lives and works in Bucharest. Her documentary Turn off the Lights (2012) won several awards, including as best Romanian documentary. Soldiers. Story from Ferentari is her debut feature.


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Anthropologist Adi has been dumped by his girlfriend. To distract himself, he surrounds himself with work. He moves to Ferentari, the poorest part of Bucharest, to conduct a study of Manele, the pop music of the Roma community. During his work he gets to know the ex-con Alberto, who is happy to help him. What starts as a working relationship develops into a friendship and then a hesitant romance, but the more they hide from their environment, the more they have to deal with their ethnic and cultural differences. Soldiers. Story from Ferentari is a tender variation on Romeo and Juliet on the periphery of Romanian society.
Original title: Soldatii. Poveste din Ferentari
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Romanian
Section: Kaleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Ivana Mladenovic
Screenplay: Adrian Șchiop, Ivana Mladenovic
Cast: Adrian Șchiop, Vasile Pavel-Digudai, Stefan Iancu, Nicolae Marin-Spaniolul, Kana Hashimoto, Dan Bursuc
Producer: Ada Solomon
Director of Photography: Luchian Ciobanu
Production Design:
Editor: Catalin Cristutiu
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Beta Cinema GmbH
Production: Hi Film Production; Film House Bas Celik; Frakas Productions
Contact: Cosima Finkbeiner, Beta Cinema GmbH:


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