Prowl / Vânãtoare
Germany 2016

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directed by Alexandra Balteanu, drama, 75 min, en+fr subtitles, 16+ written by Alexandra Balteanu, Xandra Popescu
with With Corina Moise, Iulia Lumânare, Iulia Ciochinã, Sergiu Costache, Dragoº Olaru

Monday 9.10.2017 - 20.30, Neimënster (Salle Krieps)
Tuesday 10.10.2017 - 18.30, Cinémathèque

A day just like any other in the life of three different women who meet and spend a working day under a bridge on a highway on the outskirts of Bucharest. Lidia rears pigeons and leads a mundane life with her husband and two children. Denisa wants to buy her freeloading boyfriend a new pair of trainers. Vanesa dreams of finding the perfect guy with green eyes. Three women that could be considered perfectly ordinary if it wasn’t for their profession, which makes others see them as disgraceful and not deserving any respect. Although competing with each other, they need to unite and together face their common enemy. This intimate neorealist social drama catches small fragments of life to create a complex yet realistic portrait of three heroines. It examines oppression and vulnerability to it while confronting the viewers with their own prejudices and attitudes. A promising debut directed by a young filmmaker from Romania, currently living and working in Germany.


Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2017 (Best Director & Prize of the Ecumenical Jury)

Une journée ordinaire dans la vie de trois femmes, sous un pont en bordure de Bucarest. Un drame social intime et néorealiste, qui présente de petits fragments de vie pour brosser un portrait complexe des trois héroïnes. Le film met en scène leur vulnérabilité et l'oppression à laquelle elles doivent faire face, tout en confrontant le spectateur à ses propres préjugés.

Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2017 (Meilleur réalisateur, Prix du jury oecumenique)