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Birds’ Way

Edition: 2010

Selected by the Festival: ASTRA FILM FESTIVAL 2009, Sibiu, Romania

Award winner: SIBIU-HERMANNSTADT AWARD

Year of production: 2009

Country of production: Romania

Production: Libra Films Productions

Country Documentary: Romania

Duration: 52'

Film: Color

Directed by: Klara Trencsenyi, Vlad Naumescu

In the Danube Delta, in Periprava, the old ones die and the traditions are lost. The Lipovan community, made up of old-rite believers, has remained without a priest. The priest has ever since been chosen from the community and he did not need to have theological studies. Now, the old priest is ill, bound to the bed for some time, and the new one cannot take care of his duties because he is unmarried and there is no girl willing to become a priest’s wife. The villagers are desperate – funerals are performed by the deacon, and the Easter and Christmas services are also held without a priest. The films follows three years from the community life, where recent changes and modernization unveil the fragility and vulnerability of a traditional society.

Video / Trailer

Projection

Date of the projection:
03/05/2010 6:00 pm

Location of the projection:
Cinema Multisala Modena (viale S. Francesco D’Assisi, 6 – Trento)