OXYGEN

BY ADINA PINTILIE

2010/ 40’ / Romania

Produced by: MANEKINO FILM

Co-Producers: FILMEX ROMANIA

Financed by the Cinema Studio of the Romanian Ministry of Culture.

FESTIVALS


  • Tiger Awards Shorts Competition Rotterdam Film Festival 2010
  • BAFICI Buenos Aires International Film Festival 2010
  • Warszaw International Film Festival 2010
  • Montpellier International Film Festival 2010
  • Bilbao International Film Festival 2010
  • Cork International Film Festival Ireland 2010
  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2010
  • Tampere International Film Festival 2011
  • Indielisboa International Film Festival 2010
  • Rio de Janeiro Femina International Film Festival 2010
 

SYNOPSIS


The film is a free re-construction of a real case: a man tried to cross the Danube illegally using an oxygen cylinder, to escape the communist Romania. Yet, the facts are reinterpreted in a highly subjective vision. A hybrid of fiction, documentary and video art, blending stylized, rigorously constructed re-enactments with strange archive materials, in visuals and sounds of a haunting quality, the film depicts an emotional landscape, a man’s inner journey towards a healing hereafter.

 

During the communist dictatorship in Romania (1945-1989), thousands of people risked their lives in the attempt to run away from the country. Despair made them invent the most incredible methods to cross the border illegally. Some of them managed to escape, but many lost their lives in these attempts.

 

CAST & CREW


  • with: CEZAR ANTAL, ADRIANA MOCCA, GABRIEL SPAHIU RUDY ROSENFELD
 
  • written and directed by ADINA PINTILIE 
 
  • director of photography: MARIUS IACOB
 
  • editing and sound: TUDOR PETRE
 
  • set / costume Designer: ANDRADA CHIRIAC
 
  • music: CRISTI LOLEA / MARIUS GALEA
 
  • executive producer: DOINA DRAGNEA
 
  • associate producer: RIK VERMEULEN
 

STILLS


   
2010

year of production

40 min

running time

35mm

exhibition format

1:1.85

aspect ratio

2.1 stereo

sound

Romanian

language

English

subtitles

Category
by Adina Pintilie - 2010 / 40’