23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Professor Ioan-Matei Agapi, an 80-year-old photographer and cameraman from Iași, Romania, owns a unique collection of 16mm films and photographs documenting almost fifty years of the city’s history. His daughter, also a filmmaker, has decided to make a film about her father's archives. In the unconventional surroundings of his old apartment, he reminisces about the past until one day, Ioan is informed that he must leave or be evicted from the apartment where he has spent the past 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.
"The deepest thing I learned while doing this film is that we are stronger than we think we are." N. Agapi
Nora Agapi (1974) graduated from the University of Drama and Cinematography in Bucharest. Her credits as a cinematographer include several feature-length documentaries (Decoding Dacia, Leaving Transylvania, Off The Beaten Track, and more) and a number of short documentaries and fictional films. She is also a successful photographer who works with National Geographic magazine, The Sunday Times, Cosmopolitan, and other major media.
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|script:||Nora Agapi, Maxim Carlan|