Screened alongside with „ A Duet” and „Kazimir” at Anonimul International Independent Film Festival in 2013, „Square One” is more tightly connected, from the point of view of the theme and the geographical area it makes reference to, with the second movie. It is about the beliefs that are still alive in the Danube Delta’s villages, pagan rituals and superstitions of all kinds that even Orthodox Christianity is tributary to and that mess up people’s minds. A deliriously comic short, with as spectacular a cast as the topic itself is.
Director: Emanuel Pârvu
Scriptwriter: Emanuel Pârvu
Produced by: Alexandru Teodorescu
Cast: Dorina Lazăr, Constantin Cojocaru, Andi Vasluianu, Anca Sigartău, Mircea Andreescu, Medeea Marinescu, Dorian Boguță, Liliana Mocanu, Ana Ciontea
Genre: short film
Duration: 15 minutes
In the Danube Delta people are still led by archaic rules that don’t make sense to anybody but them. Even the ground they walk on isn’t n harmony with their obsolete habits and digging up the dead after ten years to wash their bones implies landslides because of the sandy soil. But the members of a family from Sfântu Gheorghe decide to ignore the priest’s request not to dig up any corpses thinking they are doing the right thing.
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Anonimul International Independent Film Festival – Romania, 2013