Adina Pintilie, Romania, 2006
Fiction, b&w, 20'
no dialogues


Gabriel Spahiu
Richard Bovnoczki

Saturday 12 April 2008
4.00 pm / Shorts
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A boxing lesson, a taxi ride, a short fling, an unexpected visit and a resurrected dog - each, in its own way, a survival lesson collected in the weightier and more reflection-inviting shorts session of our programme. Fresh and gripping, or cameral and contemplative, they all capture significant individual mutations, often in an absorbing cinematic language.

Sandpit #186

One ordinary day on the outskirts of an industrial city. A deserted sandpit. A secluded inhabitant. A strange visitor.

Sandpit #186

Life will never be the same ever again.

Sandpit #186

Adina Pintilie

Adina Pintilie has just graduated from the National Film School in Bucharest. Her school films - of which Sandpit #186 is one - travelled to many international festivals, from Rio de Janeiro to Beijing and to Documenta Madrid. She has recently received international acclaim for her medium-length documentary Don't Get me Wrong (2007), which premiered in the Filmmakers of the Present competitive section of the Locarno Film Festival. It was selected in the Best of Fests section of IDFA Amsterdam 2007 and won a number of awards, among which was the Golden Dove for Best Documentary in Dok Leipzig 2007 and, recently, the Best Woman Director Award at the International Film Festival of Contemporary Cinema, Mexico. Adina Pintilie was the first recipient of the STEPdoc mobility grant initiated by the Ratiu Foundation in 2006, for a film project that she will start researching in London later this year.

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