Best Central and Eastern European Documentary Film, Jihlava IDFF 2018

Balkan Dox Award – DokuFest Kosovo IDFF, 2019


Directed by: Nora Agapi

Year of production: 2018

Country: Romania

Genre: documentary

Length: 73 minutes

Ioan-Matei Agapi, a charismatic documentary filmmaker in his 80’s from Romania owns a unique collection of 16mm films documenting almost fifty years of the city’s history. His daughter, also afilmmaker, has decided to make a film about her father’s impressive archives. In the unconventional surroundings of his old apartment, he reminisces about the past until one day when Ioan is informed by a public officer that he must leave or be evicted from the apartment where he has spent 40 years. Ioan’s years of work suddenly transform into a huge burden, and the film unexpectedly changes into drama in which conflicts with city officials reveal old and hidden conflicts within the family.

Directed by: Nora Agapi

Script: Nora Agapi, Maxim Cârlan

Editing: Rita Bakacs

Producers: Nora Agapi, Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan/ Manifest Film