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The Flower Bridge  //  Podul de flori (Orig.)

DIR: Thomas Ciulei
2008 / Germany, Romania / 87 min

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A father cleans chickenpox blisters on the face of his son, bare trees wait for snow, and another year begins as a landscape and a house gradually come into view. An elderly man has to manage a farm in a Moldavian village and raise three children because his wife has left to work in Italy, from where she occasionally telephones and sends gifts and money, so important to survive in one of the poorest countries of Europe.

About

Director Thomas Ciulei
Screenplay Thomas Ciulei
Dir. of Photography Thomas Ciulei
Editing Alexandra Gulea
Music
Sound Marin Cazacu
Duration 87 min
Year 2008
Country Germany, Romania
Colour Colour
Tags family, observational, rural society, social issues
Production Europolis Film SRL
Europolis Film SRL
Address:  14 Tudor Arghezi Str
City:  020945 Bucharest
Country:  Romania
Web:  www.ciuleifilms.com/
E-mail:  
Phone:  +40 744 644 147

Distribution
Festivals

PIFF, Coreea 2008
Haifa ...

PIFF, Coreea 2008
Haifa Film Festival, Israel 2008
Valdivia, Chile 2008
FIDOCS, Chile 2008
Cinema du reel, Paris, Franta 2008
Etats généraux du doc, Lussas, Franta 2008
Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen Montpellier, Franta 2008
Zurich Film Festival, Elvetia 2008
GoEast, Wiesbaden, Germania 2008
Duisburger Film Woche, Germania 2008
IDFA, Amsterdam, Olanda 2008
Trieste, Italia 2008
Torino, Italia 2008
Milano, Italia 2008
IndieLisboa, Portugalia 2008
DocLisboa, Portugalia 2008
IDFF Jihlava, Cehia 2008
Sarajevo Film Festival, B & H 2008
Kyiv IFF Molodist, Ucraina 2008
Etnofilm, Slovacia 2008
Mediawave, Belgrad 2008
IPIFF, Mamaia, Romania 2008
TIFF, Romania 2008
Cronograf, Republica Moldova 2008
DocPOINT, Helsinki, Finland
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Zagreb, Croatia
Milano Film Festival, Cinema Gnomo, Italia
Belgrad Int FF, Serbia
EU XXL film, Krems, Lower Austria
Sofia Int FF, Bulgaria
Zeughauskino Berlin, Germany
One World Fest, Cehia
Play Doc, Tui Doc Fest, Spain
B-fest, Bucuresti
Docudays, Ukraine
Transit, Poland
Crossing Europe, Linz, Austria
Les Toiles Filantes, PESSAC
Kinemathek, Hamburg, Germania
Slow Food on Film Festival, Bucuresti
The Hague, Olanda
Istanbul Doc Days, Turcia
DOCBOAT, Polonia
Cine Jeune Festival, Franta
Mandacaru Educazione, Trento, Italia
Beyond Belogings Festival, Berlin, Germania
Il Cinema del Carboni, Mantova, Italia
Cinema d'ici et d'ailleurs, Franta
Escales Documentaires, La Rouchelle, Franta
FICM Morelia, Mexic
Astra Film Fest, Sibiu

Awards

Prix des Bibliotheques, Cinema ...

Prix des Bibliotheques, Cinema du Reel, Paris 2008
Mention, Le prix des Jeunes, Cinema du Reel, Paris 2008
Main Prize "Remembrance and Future", GoEast Film Fest, Wiesbaden 2008
Award in remembrance of Reinhard Kämpf, GoEast Film Fest., Wiesbaden 2008
Grand Prize, Mediawave Festival, Györ, Hungary 2008
Best Film on Labor Migration, Cronograf, Moldova 2008
Prize in recognition to best reflect the Human Rights thematic, Cronograf, Moldova 2008
Best Romanian Feature Film, Transilvania Int. Film Fest., Cluj, Romania 2008
The Black Sea Trophy for Best Documnetary Film, IPIFF, Mamaia, Romania, 2008
Silver Turon, IFF Etnofilm Cadca, Slovakia, 2008 2008
Best Film, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic, 2008
Mention, Prix Ulysse, Cinema Mediterraneen Montpellier, France 2008
ARTE Documentary Film Prize, Duisburger Filmwoche, Duisburg, Germany 2008
Special Mention, The Cine Junior, Paris, France, 2009
Prize“Passeurs d'images”, The Cine Junior, Paris, France, 2009
Prize“The young jurys”, The Cine Junior, Paris, France, 2009
Prize for documentary film, UCIN, Bucharest, Romania, 2009
Prize for best documentary film Gopo, Bucharest, Romania, 2009
Prize“Jeune public”, Cinema d'ici et d'ailleurs, Sainte Livrade sur Lot, France 2009



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