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Ana had imagined her new start in the USA differently. A touching story about a forgotten generation of Romanian immigrants and about the particularly difficult lot of emigrated women.

The film will be presented within the frame of SHORT FILMS: LIFE & DEATH together with the following productions:

Claudiu & the fish
(Claudiu si crapii)
GER/ROU 2013 | 16 min.
Language: Romanian w. Engl. ST.
Director: Blaž Završnik, Jani Sever.
Fish salesman Claudiu cannot believe what he is seeing when one day a carp starts coughing like a human. He quickly decides: This animal must live. What follows is an insane rescue operation.

The Big Leap
POL/SWE 2014 | 13 min.
Language: English.
Director: Kristoffer Rus.
Three suicidal men incidentally meet on the rooftop of a skyscraper, which understandably interferes with their respective plans. A bizarre and amusing face-off with the economy crisis.

Heaven of Watermelon
(Karpuz Cenneti)
TUR 2013 | 14 min.
Language: Kurdish w. Engl. ST.
Director: Gulistan Acet.
Turkey in the 1990-ies: Her sheer fear of the Hisbollah makes six-year-old Mizgin wish nothing more than to go to heaven as quickly as possible. There, she can eat watermelons all day without having to worry.

RUS 2014 | 30 min.
Language: Russian w. Engl. ST.
Director: Igor Olshansky.
Russia, 1921: When the men are fighting in the war and the women do all the work, a child can no longer be a child. Still, little Proshka will not give up on his dream to paint Easter eggs.

Start Anew World


Luiza Pârvu


Kurzfilme - Out Of Competition

Country and Year

Romania, Hungary, USA 2014


OV with English Subtitles

Running time

23 min.


Saturday 04.10.

14:00 Village Cinema 1

Thursday 09.10.

15:00 Village Cinema 1