Chiledoc Berlinale 2024

Astra Film Festival unveils Romanian competition titles for 30th anniversary

From 15 to 22 October, the Astra Film Festival returns to Sibiu for its 30th anniversary edition. This year, viewers can expect a broad range of documentary films from the country, delving into myriad facets of human experience, from pressing social concerns to intimate musings on human nature.

A special feature will be the 17 Romanian productions distributed across three competitive sections: Romania, New Voices in Documentary Cinema, and DocSchool. Each promises to immerse the audience in a captivating narrative. The entire curated selection can be viewed on the festival’s official website with highlights below.

Festival Highlights:

  • Delving into the dark recesses of crime with Amar and offering a rare glimpse behind prison walls in Songs from the Backyard.
  • Celebrating the spirit of women through films such as The Memory of the Moment and Nora.
  • Exploring societal upheavals and the bonds of friendship in Between Revolutions.
  • Dancing to the beats of life with musical journeys like Playback and Byst.
  • Venturing into realms of faith and spirituality with Arsenie. An Amazing Afterlife and Thy Will Be Done.
  • Highlighting the curative power of art in Paradise of Naïves and seeking deeper meanings in Our Daily Bread.
  • Lastly, delving into intricate family narratives with Mrs. Buică and The Land You Belong.

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Steve Rickinson
Steve Rickinson
Steve lives in Bucharest, Romania. He writes for some platforms and does some other things as well.

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