• Constantin and Elena

    2008. Romania/Spain. Andrei Dascalescu. 102 min.

  • Ivan and Ivan

    2009. Russia. Philipp Abryutin. 17 min.

U.S. premieres. Followed by a discussion with Andrei Dascalescu

Thursday, February 25, 2010, 4:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • Constantin and Elena

    2008. Romania/Spain. Directed by Andrei Dascalescu. In this bittersweet love story, "sweet" is love after fifty-five years of marriage, "bitter" is the lack of time remaining for the "sweet," and the "story" is everyday life. Dascalescu's film is about the ancestral, pure way of living and loving, a cinematic, observational, sometimes voyeuristic look at a way of life that is almost extinct. In Romanian; English subtitles. 102 min.

  • Ivan and Ivan

    2009. Russia. Directed by Philipp Abryutin. In the Magdan region of present-day Russia, Marfa and Ivan are raising their grandson, little Ivan Junior, to live off the land by herding reindeer and fishing. Ivan Junior is a happy nine-year-old who loves his grandfather, his dog, the beautiful hills and rivers, and, of course, his grandmother’s tasty flat cakes and kasha. The elder Ivan loves having his grandson close by, learning and maintaining the traditional culture and language of the Evens people. Ivan and Ivan do everything together. But the time has come for young Ivan to leave all that is dear to him. In Even, Russian; English subtitles. 17 min.