ÎNTRE REVOLUȚII

Between Revolutions
Vlad Petri
RO – HR – Q – IR, 2023, col. & b-w, 70’
Romanian – Farsi o.v.

Italian Premiere

Two friends separated by political revolutions find connection through letters, defying distance and turmoil. After its premiere at the Berlinale “Forum” in 2023, where it was awarded FIPRESCI Prize, Between Revolutions was selected in many international film festivals, including Thessaloniki, Sarajevo and Ji.hlava.

In 1970s Bucharest, Zahra and Maria form a deep friendship while studying at university. As political turmoil brews in Iran, Zahra is forced to return home, leaving Maria behind. Over the next decade, they maintain their connection through a series of letters, chronicling their struggles as women fighting for a voice and their respective countries moving in divergent directions. After its premiere at the Berlinale ‘Forum’ in 2023, where it was awarded FIPRESCI Prize, Between Revolutions was selected in many international film festivals, including Thessaloniki, Sarajevo and Ji.hlava.

“Between Revolutions is a film made exclusively from archives, which mirrors the lives and destinies of two women, university colleagues and friends, one from Romania and the other from Iran, living in two patriarchal societies. It is a hybrid film that mixes archives and real documents with fictional elements, having at its core the correspondence between these two women … For me is a film about a recent past, which reverberates very strongly with the immediate, current reality.” (V. Petri)

Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Lavinia Braniște, Vlad Petri
Montaggio / Editing: Dragoș Apetri, Cătălin Cristuțiu, Vlad Petri
Suono / Sound: Filip Mureșan, Vlad Voinescu
Voci / Voices: Victoria Stoiciu, Ilinca Hărnuț
Produzione / Produced by: Activ Docs
Coproduzione / Co-produced by: Restart
Con il sostegno di / Supported by: Romanian National Film Centre, Croatian Audiovisual Centre, Doha Film Institute, UPFAR ARGOA, ICR, UCIN, DACIN SARA
In collaborazione con / In collaboration with: Romanian National Television Distribuzione internazionale / World Sales: CAT&Docs

 

 

Vlad Petri
Film director and screenwriter Vlad Petri was born in Bistriţa, Romania in 1979. He studied cinematography as well as visual and media anthropology. He often incorporates personal images alongside official archives to create films that blur the line between documentary and fiction.

selected filmography
2014 Bucuresti, unde esti? (Where are you Bucharest?) doc. 2020 The Deer Passed in Front of Me doc. cm / sf 2021 Același vis (The Same Dream) doc. cm / sf 2023 Între revoluții (Between Revolutions) doc.; Premi / Awards: Berlinale “Forum” – Premio FIPRESCI / FIPRESCI Prize

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