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25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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The Irreversible Consequences of Slipping on a Banana Peel
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The Irreversible Consequences of Slipping on a Banana Peel
The Irreversible Consequences of Slipping on a Banana Peel
The Irreversible Consequences of Slipping on a Banana Peel
The Irreversible Consequences of Slipping on a Banana Peel

The Irreversible Consequences of Slipping on a Banana Peel

director: Bogdan Stoica
original title: The Irreversible Consequences of Slipping on a Banana Peel
country: Canada
year: 2019
running time: 76 min.

synopsis

A foggy morning in a small Romanian town. Alexandrina returns from Canadian exile from Canada to her withering mother Mary, a former teacher who is being taken over by advancing old-people's dementia. The intimate moments of broken relationships oscillating between acceptance, compassion and helplessness creep into the fate of a nation disrupted by communism, progressing illness, and the increased feeling of loneliness of an aging woman surrounded by her childhood dolls. In a documentary approximation interlaced by internal monologues with her own (imaginary) daughter, we follow the complicated and anxious path to family reconciliation and towards the place of no return.

“I believe in a documentary that endorses questioning, anguish, and uncertainty.“ B. Stoica 

biography

Bogdan Stoica is a Canadian documentary filmmaker, visual artist and photographer of Romanian origin. He studied film, photography and camera. The author deals with relationships between reality in documentaries and fictional space. He focuses on problems of ethics, diversity and the possibilities of communication through a visual medium. His feature debut, Omni: An Act Against Gravity, premiered in 2018 at the Hot Docs Canada festival competition.

more about film

director: Bogdan Stoica
cast: Alexandrina Elena Buiuc, Maria Buiuc, Florin Buiuc, Doina Buiuc
producer: Catherine Bergeron
script: Bogdan Stoica, Victor Vasuta
sound: Peter Hostak
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