FLORENTINA (9', Romania, 2012)

 

Florentina is a woman in her 40’s who is about to throw away from her apartment and from her life the belongings of a man. Dressed in a night robe and pyjamas, hidden behind a dumpster in the parking lot, she witnesses a couple having sex. She decides to follow the man and this strange pursuit gradually transforms into a moment of bliss, in which she exorcises her sexual anxieties and fantasies through dance.

Director: EVA PERVOLOVICI

 

Cast: LILIANA IORGULESCU, MICHAEL FEQUIERES, MARILENA BOTIȘ

Screenplay: EVA PERVOLOVICI

Cinematography: VLAD FILIMON

Editing: MARIA-FLORENȚA ZAHARIA

Music: ASAKO NECONOCO

Sound: STEFAN RUCAREANU, IOAN FILIP, FILIP MURESAN

Producer: GABRIEL ACHIM

Production: GREEN FILM, STRADA FILM



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EVA PERVOLOVICI is a Paris based Romanian director who finished her studies in Bucharest and Edinburgh. She has an impressive list of short films, video art samples, photographs and participations in collective novels and art magazines. The heteroclite work of Eva always reveals her intention to make subjectivity visible by leaving surrealism arise in everyday situations. In 2010 she was nominated for the Berlin Today Award that offered her the opportunity to direct LITTLE RED (premiered at Berlinale 2011). Her most recent short, LUBABEN, was screened in the official Tiger Awards competition in Rotterdam 2011, while MINA was shown in the Spectrum section of the same festival.  She is currently in postproduction with her first feature, MARUSSIA, shot in Paris. In parallel she is developing two other feature films: ILEANA and YOU CAN CALL ME ADA.

 

Thessaloniki IFF 2012 / NexT IFF Bucharest 2012 / Transylvania IFF 2012

 

“I have been preoccupied by the way choreographers act in front of the camera ever since I was in the university; their way of acting is very different from the way actors do it. You can see this in how they use body language, movement and in how they position themselves in space. FLORENTINA is not a dance film, but it’s a film that uses dance in its narrative structure (narrative dance), as it overlaps the conflict and the climax of the film. The choreography is not an end in itself, but just a means of showing the inner world of the character.” (EVA PERVOLOVICI)

 

"EVA PERVOLOVICI pays special attention to the construction of each shot, creating an intrinsic formal legend according to which the viewer can orientate himself and connect with the story of FLORENTINA. The director restricts our visibility either through means of camera positioning or through that of the size of the frame. Efficiently, she manages, on the one hand, to tell us this woman’s story without needing to resort to dialogue and, on the other hand, to convey her thoughts and anxieties in how she is relating to the exterior world. ASAKO NECONOCO’s music and the sound design, evoking disruption, cunningly accompany the woman’s bizarre pursuit and her cathartic moment of dancing in the street, seized in close shots." (Andreea Mihalcea, BIEFF 2012)

 

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