Birds Way

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  • Screenplay

Vlad Naumescu, Klara Trencsenyi

  • Cinematography by

Klara Trencsenyi

  • Film Editing by

Tudor Petre, Bence Bartos

  • Genre

    Documentary

  • Length

    52 min

Synopsis Birds Way

In the Danube Delta, in Periprava, the old ones die and the traditions are lost. The Lipovan community, made up of old-rite believers, has remained without a priest. The priest has ever since been chosen from the community and he did not need to have theological studies. Now, the old priest is ill, bound to the bed for some time, and the new one cannot take care of his duties because he is unmarried and there is no girl willing to become a priest’s wife. The villagers are desperate – funerals are performed by the deacon, and the Easter and Christmas services are also held without a priest. The villagers remember that when they were children and the cries of the prisoners on the Danube were heard and the parents were lying to them that it was nothing, just the cry of the birds. “We are sinful”, the villagers say to themselves, looking into the past. The film follows three years from the community life, where recent changes and modernization unveil the fragility and vulnerability of a traditional society.

Additional Details

AKA

Drumul păsărilor

Display type

normal

Country

Romania

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