41 min, 35 mm, 1:1.85, Romania, 2006/2008,
produced by the National University of Drama and Film Bucharest
MAN AT WORK - PART 2: SANDPIT#186:
Romanian title: BALASTIERA #196
Locarno 2008/ Runner Up Award - Miami IFF 2009/ Special Mention - Trieste 2009/ Beijing Film Academy IFF 2007/ Warszaw IFF 2007/ Sofia IFF - Best Balcan Shorts 2009/ Kiev Molodist IFF 2008/ Semana de Cine Experimental Madrid 2007/ Transilvania IFF 2007/ Critics Award - Cinemaiubit Student IFF Bucharest 2006 etc
Sinopsis: Outskirts of an industrial city.. a deserted sandpit and its solitary tenant..
One day – an ordinary day -, in his empty concrete and iron world a stranger comes .. nothing seems to change.. but things are not the same anymore..
Director's Statement: "Balastiera #186" is more a poem than a story about solitude and longing, about our essential need for the other and, yet, about the impossibility of real contact between people.
Nevertheless, in our "disenchanted" world, this longing/search for the Other, what we call "love" in any of its unexpected forms, seems to be our only way to access a possible "divinity", our only way to deny nothingness.
Cast: Gabriel Spahiu / Richard Bovnoczki
Director/Scriptwriter: Adina Pintilie/George Chiper
Cinematography: George Chiper/ Iulian Nan
Editing/Sound Design: Vlad Voinescu
Set designer: Andrada Chiriac
MAN AT WORK - PART 1: THE FEAR OF MR G
Romanian title: FRICA DOMNULUI G
Circuito OFF Venice ISFF 2006/ Vienna Film Academy IFF 2007/ Beijing Film Academy IFF 2006/ Uruguay IFF 2007/ Warszaw IFF 2007/ Semana de Cine Experimental Madrid 2006/ International Press Best Short Film Award in Non Budget IFF Cuba 2008/ Critics Award & Best Sound Design Award - Cinemaiubit Student IFF Bucharest 2006/ Transilvania IFF 2006 etc
Sinopsis: Mr G seems to live the perfect life.
But what happens when the most familiar image to him-his own reflection in the mirror- doesn't obey him anymore?
Cast: Richard Bovnoczki / Doru Ana
Director/Scriptwriter: Adina Pintilie
Cinematography : Marius Iacob/ Cristian Turcanu
Editing: Adina Pintilie/Florentin Ionita
Sound: Tudor Petre