Set in the self-proclaimed state of Transnistria —a country founded on an old Soviet legacy— a group of teenagers plays hide and seek in an abandoned construction site. In stark contrast to their seemingly carefree existence, there is the shadow of the old communist society reminding them of the limits of their possibilities. While weaving a fragile narrative thread of a classic love story, the movie is carried forward by the youths in their longing to be acknowledged, and their belief in walking towards adulthood in their own way.
Anna Eborn was born in 1983 in Sweden. Her debut feature length and self edited documentary, Pine Ridge, was selected in the Official Selection at the Venice International Film Festival 2013 and won best Nordic documentary at the International Film festival in Gothenburg in 2014. Further films include Epifania, a hybrid/fiction which premiered at the Busan International Film Festival in 2016 and the feature-length documentary Lida, which premiered in competition at CPH:DOX 2017 and in the international competition at Visions du Reel 2017. Her new film Transnistra celebrated its world premiere as part of the Big Screen Competition at the 2019 International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).
Monday 21: Broadway Cinemas, room 5, 22.00 hours
Tuesday 22: Cervantes Theater, 16.30 hours