The Dead Nation / EN version offline

  • Romania
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The Dead Nation is a documentary-essay, which shows a stunning collection of photographs from a Romanian small town in the 1930’s and 1940’s. The soundtrack, composed mostly from excerpts taken from the diary of a Jewish doctor from the same era, shows us what the photographs do not: the rising of the anti-Semitism and eventually a harrowing depiction of the Romanian Holocaust, a topic which is not very talked about in the contemporary Romanian society.

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  • Original title
    Țara moartă
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Radu Jude
  • DOP
    Costică Acsinte
  • Editing
    Cătălin Cristuțiu
  • Sound
    Dana Bunescu
  • Duration
    83 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Romania
  • Colour
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Transylvania International Film Festival Cluj-Napoca, Romania 2017
    • Locarno Film Festival 2017
    • IDFA 2017
    • Mar Del Plata Film Festival
    • Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur 2017
    • Haifa International Film Festival 2017
    • BFI London Film Festival 2017
    • Viennale 2017
    • Hong Kong IFF 2018
    • Ljubljana Documentary Film Festival 2018
    • Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival 2018
    • Las Palmas Int Film Festival 2018
    • IndieLisboa 2018
    • GoEast 2018
    • Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba Int'l Film Festival 2018
    • Midnight Sun Film Festival 2018
    • Ji.hlava IDFF 2018 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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