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PANIHIDA  - feature film - 2012

In a small village in the Republic of Moldavia, an old woman dies, leaving her son Petru and her granddaughter Anisoara behind. According to their tradition, the whole village mourns and bids farewell. After the death watch during a stormy night they make their way to the cemetery.
The old men carry the heavy coffin over stony paths up to the sacred hill. The sun is high and the way seems endless, but against the thirst there is wine and against the grief there is singing. So in this landscape of paradisiac beauty, joy mixes with sorrow and in the end, life stands above death. 

Winner of "CinemaXXI" Award, International Rome Film Festival 2012.
Winner of SEE Fest LA 2013.
Winner of the "Silver Stork" at the Wendland Shorts Festival 2009.
Winner of the Robert Bosch Coproduction Prize 2010.

World Premiere at the International Rome Film Festival 2012
Cinequest Film Festival 23, USA
Sofia International Film Festival, Bulgaria
Febiofest, Czech Republic
Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania
NexT Film Festival, Romania
goEast Film Festival, Germany
TIFF Cluj, Romania
Golden Apricot, Armenia
Sarajevo IFF, Bosnia

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Director: Ana-Felicia Scutelnicu
Co-director: Tito Molina
Production: Weydemann Bros.
Producer: Jonas Weydemann, Jakob D. Weydemann
DoP: Tito Molina
Sound: Julian Cropp
Art Direction: Nicolae Sliusari
Sound Design: Julian Cropp & Niklas Kammertöns
Country: Republic of Moldova, Germany
Length: 61 min.