A sheer endless summer of friendship, each day spent together, youthfully exploring dreams, bodies, and spaces. From a sweltering carefree summer to an unforgiving winter, Swedish filmmaker Anna Eborn intimately follows six teenagers as they roam through urban spaces and into nature. Light-flooded sequences shot on 16mm film espouse the free spirit of its protagonists, not withholding the often struggling realities of their families and community. Set in a small town in Transnistria, a breakaway region between Moldova and Ukraine, TRANSNISTRA is a dreamy documentary of adolescent love and friendship in a complex and often contradictory world.
Cast: Tanya, Tolya, Sasha, Burulya, Denis, Dima
Screenplay: Anna Eborn
Cinematography: Virginie Surdej
Editing: Anna Eborn
Sound: Thomas Jaeger, Ted Krotkiewski
Music: Walter Hus
Producers: David Herdies, Michael Krotkiewski, Katja Adomeit, Hanne Phlypo
Production: Momento Film, Adomeit Film, Clin d’oeuil Films
In Search of Another Politics of Friendship
Talk with Sheri Avraham & Niki Kubaczek (in English)
Sheri Avraham, artist and theater maker, and Niki Kubaczek, sociologist, publisher and activist, will reflect on connections between friendship, politics, resistance and care, tackling the question of how to understand the building of connections as a way of resistance.