28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Between Revolutions
Between Revolutions
Between Revolutions
Between Revolutions
Between Revolutions

Between Revolutions

director: Vlad Petri
original title: Între Revoluții
country: Romania, Croatia, Iran, Qatar
year: 2023
running time: 70 min.


Maria and Zahra meet around 1970 while studying medicine at the University of Bucharest. Zahra is from Iran, a country on the verge of a major political revolution. She returns to see her family and stays in touch with Maria through letters exchanged over the next few years. The film tells the parallel stories of two countries tested by turbulent political change, but also the stories of two women who are eager to carve out their place in a male-dominated world. Their poetic letters, full of melancholy and friendly affection, are complemented by archive footage from both countries, which reminds us of the harsh reality of the last century.

“In my view, the most important revolutions of the second half of the 20th century happened in Iran and Romania.” — Vlad Petri

Quote source: Cineuropa.


Romanian director, cinematographer and independent producer Vlad Petri (1979) studied filmmaking in Bucharest and visual and media anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin. He has also worked as a film lecturer and festival programmer. His documentary work explores social and political themes.

more about film

director: Vlad Petri
cast: Victoria Stoiciu, Ilinca Hărnuț
producer: Monica Lazurean-Gorgan, Oliver Sertic
script: Lavinia Braniște, Vlad Petri
editing: Cătălin Cristuțiu, Dragoș Apetri, Vlad Petri
sound: Vlad Voinescu, Filip Mureșan
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Creative Europe Media
Česká televize
Český rozhlas