28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Journey around the home in 60 Days
Journey around the home in 60 Days

Journey around the home in 60 Days

director: David Schwartz, Vlad Petri, Teona Galgotiu, Laura Pop, Andra Tarara, Alina Manolache, Alexandru Solomon
original title: Călătorie în jurul casei în 60 de zile
country: Romania
year: 2020
running time: 83 min.


The sheer range of Romanian films created as a result of this spring's lockdown has shown us how we can cope with the crisis. A lyrical montage of old footage set within the context of isolation alongside a video art compilation from public cameras around the world evokes feelings of melancholia, whilst a puppet fairytale criticises the establishment and the capitalist machine in a time of crisis. The film is comprised of personal archives reminiscent of a deceased grandmother and functions as both an impressible testimony and an excursion into Romanian history. This mix of genres is accompanied with playful animation and a sci-fi film about an alien’s visit to Earth during the coronavirus crisis.


„The deserted streets look alike one evening in Sokhumi, in Abkhazia, and one afternoon in Buchurest, during the lockdown.“ from Journey Around the Home in 60 Days.



Alina Manolache (1990) is a Romanian director, writer and producer of documentary films. Her films were screened at festivals Visions du Réel and IDFA.
Alexandru Solomon (1966) is one of the leading political film-makers from Eastern Europe on the international documentary scene. Alexandru is teaching at the University of Arts in Bucharest and is the president of the One World Romania Association.
Laura Pop is an award-winning visual storyteller from Sibiu, Romania. She worked on various animation projects, in both film and theatre. 
Andra Tarara (1994) is a Romanian documentary filmmaker and artist. She is a UNATC graduate in Film and Television and a Visual Anthropology from SNSPA in Bucharest.
David Schwartz (1985) is a theatre director by training, a cultural worker involved in several politically engaged theatre, film and visual arts projects. He is the coordinator of the Political Theatre Platform in Bucharest. 
Vlad Petri (1979) is a director, producer and cinematographer based in Bucharest, Romania. 
His first feature documentary Where are you Bucharest? (2014) won the Best Debut at the Romanian Annual Cinema Awards in 2015.
Teona Galgoțiu (1998) has been organising the Super IFF and the related film and poetry workshops since 2014 and is currently studying the MA in Film Directing at UNATC in Bucharest. 

more about film

director: David Schwartz, Vlad Petri, Teona Galgotiu, Laura Pop, Andra Tarara, Alina Manolache, Alexandru Solomon
producer: Andrei Tănăsescu
script: Alexandru Solomon, Alina Manolache, Andra Tarara, Laura Pop, Teona Galgotiu, Vlad Petri, David Schwartz
photography: Laurențiu Răducanu, Radu Gorgos, Andrei Butică, Alexandru Solomon
editing: Alina Manolache, Alexandru Solomon, Andra Tarara, David Schwartz, Vlad Petri, Teona Galgoțiu
music: The Greener’s Sound Choir Hong Kong, Evgeny Bardyuzha, Sexo Y Fantasia
sound: Andrei Boanță
sound design: Ann Kuznetzova, Vlad Voinescu
skladatel: Bob Chilcott
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