Transnistra

(Transnistra)

A poetic film about a group of young people in Transnistria, whose adolescence and future lives are shaped by the environment in their native country, which is facing social, political, and economic problems.

“What was the question?” asks Sasha. “Whether you love me or not,” Tanya answers her boyfriend. A girl on the threshold of adulthood, surrounded by a group of boys of the same age, is drowning in her desires which change as quickly as the seasons. In summer, Tanya, Sasha, Tolya and their peers philosophise by the water; in winter, they roam the empty spaces of never-completed housing estates. What is there to strive for anyway? Transnistria is a living museum of Soviet times and one of Europe’s poorest regions. No bright future waits for Tanya and her friends. This poetic 16mm film uses an unusual directorial approach to present the coming of age of the local young generation.

Czech premiere

About the film

Director: Anna Eborn
Belgium, Denmark, Sweden
2019 | 95 min.

Language: Romanian, Russian, Ukrainian

Subtitles: English

Director

Anna Eborn

Filmography
2019 - Transnistra
2017 - Lida
2016 - Epifanía
2013 - Pine Ridge

Anna Eborn

Screenings

08. 03. 15:30 Municipal Library – Small Hall
DiscussionAlexandra Telpís, cofounder of the Chesnok festival
Tickets
09. 03. 18:00 Municipal Library - Large Hall
DiscussionAlexandra Telpís, cofounder of the Chesnok festival
Tickets

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