Soldiers. A Story from Ferentari / Soldatii. Poveste din Ferentari
Romania, Serbia, Belgium 2017

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directed by Ivana Mladenović, drama, 119 min, eng subtitles, 16+ written by Adrian Schiop
with Adrian Schiop, Vasile Pavel-Digudai

Saturday 14.10.2017 - 20.30, Cinémathèque
Tuesday 17.10.2017 - 21.30, Ciné Utopia

Adi is a shy and introverted anthropologist recently dumped by his girlfriend. He moves to Ferentari, the most notorious marginal neighbourhood in Bucharest. He plans to write a study on manele, the pop music of the Roma community. While researching his subject, Adi meets Alberto, a Roma ex-convict and a bear of a man, who promises to help Adi. Soon, the unlikely pair begins a playful romance in which Adi feeds Alberto with improbable plans of escaping poverty and Alberto reciprocates with well-devised signs of affection. Little by little, their casual affair grows into love. Soldiers. A Story from Ferentari is an impressive debut by Ivana Mladenović, a very intimate and realistic narrative on a contemporary love story.

Adi, anthropologue introverti qui s'est installé à Ferentari pour écrire une étude sur le manele, la musique pop des Roms, rencontre Alberto, un ex-prisonnier. Ce couple improbable se lance dans une relation amoureuse. Ce début impressionnant, intime et réaliste d'Ivana Mladenović offre une histoire d'amour contemporaine originale, dans une banlieue malfamée de Bucarest.