Original title: Soldiers. Story from Ferentari Director: Ivana Mladenović Screenplay: Ivana Mladenović, Adrian Schiop Director of Photography: Luchian Ciobanu Producer: Ada Solomon Editor: Cătălin Cristuțiu Country: Belgium, Romania, Serbia Year of production: 2017 Length (min): 119 Language: Romanian Subtitles: Czech, English Sales: Beta Cinema Section: Ozvěny Balkánu Sponsors: Rumunský kulturní institut
A shy anthropologist and a former convict meet in the slums of Bucharest. Adi is writing a dissertation on Romany music and hires Albert as his guide. The motley duo becomes a couple facing surprising twists in their new intimate relationship. Mladenovič's debut draws from her documentary work and, like Adi – who wrote the script and even plays the role as himself – she lets the authenticity of the Ferentari ghetto become the beating heart of the story.