What A Wonderful World / Ce lume minunata
Moldova 2014

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directed by Anatol Durbalã, drama, 73 min, eng subtitles written by Anatol Durbalã
with Igor Babiac, Igor Caras-Romanov, Tudor Þãrnã, Sergiu Bitcã

Friday 23.10.2015 - 18.30, Cinématheque

April 2009. Petru, 22 years old, is a student in the USA. He comes back for the holidays to his native Chisinau in Moldova. People have gathered in the streets of Chisinau, the call having spread through social networking sites. They are demonstrating against the Communist authorities who falsified the election results. They seize and plunder the parliament and presidential buildings. The demonstrators carry away documents, furniture and office equipment. Petru, totally unaware of this political moment, finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. Mistaken for a demonstrator, he is suddenly attacked and arrested by masked men.Based on real events, through skilled long takes, the film shows the police brutality and demonstrators’ humiliation during the 2009 events, which received very little coverage in Western countries.

Awards
Warsaw IFF, 2014 (Poland - FIPRESCI Award)

Avril 2009. Petru rentre en Moldavie, son pays natal, pour les vacances. Il ignore que des manifestations anti-communistes sont en cours. Pris pour un manifestant, il est soudainement attaqué et arrêté par des hommes masqués. A l’aide de longs plans très réussis, le film montre les brutalités policières à l’encontre des manifestants durant les événements de 2009, un épisode sombre de l’histoire moldave dont on a peu parlé en Occident.

Prix

Warsaw IFF, 2014 (Poland - FIPRESCI Prix)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWWWevR6cM8 http://www.wff.pl/en/filmy/what-a-wonderful-world/ http://cineuropa.org/f.aspx?t=film&l=fr&did=265352 http://www.wff.pl/en/filmy/what-a-wonderful-world/