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PANIHIDA

by Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu

synopsis

Recently one of the oldest women living in a small village in Moldova died in one of the houses. Young and old generation come together in order to say goodbye to the old Lady who was mother, grandmother, friend and neighbor. Tradition collides with modern spirit, people from far away return and meet people who have never left the village. On a very hot day in August during the Panikhida – the orthodox burial-ceremony – it comes to an explosion of emotions, memories, facts and absurdities.

original title: Panihida
country: Germany, Moldova
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu
film run: 61'
cast: Anisoara Morari, Petru Roscovan, Nina Rabus, Valentin Aga, Valeriu Turcanu
cinematography by: Tito Molina
film editing: Tito Molina, Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu
art director: Nicolae Sliusari
producer: Jonas Weydemann, Jakob D. Weydemann, Lilia Braila
production: Weydemann Bros., Deutsche Film & Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB) / German Film and Television Academy in Berlin (DFFB)
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