AEQUINOCTIUM (4', Romania, 2012)

 

Everything is eerily still. An ominous feeling you can’t quite place. An old lonely woman living in the coutryside spends her day waiting. For what, we do not know. Her entire life can be summed up in a stack of photographs pinned to the wall. Suddenly, aan inexplicable phenomenon makes the people in those images fade away, until finally, so does the woman. A contemplative short on the fleeting nature of life, AEQUINOCTIUM brings up what we’d rather avoid: everyday lived brings us closer to disappearing.

Director: MARIAN DUMITRU

 

Cast: RADU TINCA

Screenplay: MARIAN DUMITRU

Editing: MARIAN DUMITRU

Sound: MARIAN DUMITRU



 

Director's contact: dtmmarian[at]yahoo[dot]com

 

 

MARIAN DUMITRU is a young Romanian visual artist born in Bucharest. Still in school, he is currently studying in his second year at the National Arts University in Bucharest, in the Photo-Department.

 

“An entire lifetime can be summed up in a few photographs, the memories of times past. As one gets older, they start to dwindle. A gloomy feeling prevails as the woman senses her memories and herself starting to fade away: one by one the people in the pictures disappear. Images of the character and the room she lives in alternate with tableaux of the surrounding landscape, which represents everything man is not: eternity.  Dwelling on the ephemeral nature of life, AEQUINOCTIUM reminds us that we are but passer-by’s and that life continues its course irrespective of any one individual.” (Diana Mereoiu, BIEFF 2012)

 

“Memories are a testament of time passing building our personality and defining our individuality. They are like photographs which over time turn yellow, deteriorate and finally vanish to leave an empty frame and room for a new photo.” (MARIAN DUMITRU)