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A not so cheerful film, but rather sad, poetic and evocative (2016)

Un film mai puțin vesel, mai mult trist, poetic și sfătos (2016)

90 min. - Documentary - AG - 09.12.2016

Synopsis:

The Valea Stejarului village, in the Vadu Izei commune, Maramureș. Pătru Godja Pupăză, a wood carver and an artist specialized in making traditional wood gates, has bought a plot below the church, fenced it, made a beautiful pagoda-like gate for it and named it “Moș Pupăză’s cemetery, a not so cheerful, but rather sad, poetic and evocative one”. Just because he wanted to.
 

Director: Cornel Mihalache

Writer: Cornel Mihalache

Stars: Pătru Godja Pupăză


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Produced By

TVR Production Company

Production info

Shootings from 1991 to 2016 in the Valea Stejarului village, Maramureș.

Distributors

TVR Production Company

Festivals, Awards

  1. 2016 - UCIN - Best TV Film

Trivia

Cornel Mihalache on the film:
“From 1991 to 2016 I was a guest in the house of this family living in Maramureș, in the Valea Stejarului village, at the end of the Romanian world, way up North. I was there almost every year for Easter, Christmas, funerals, births, weddings, during the summer, during the winter, in spring, for the picking of the plums or for the making of the eau-de-vie, for that matter. I became a member of the family and of the village. I became an inhabitant of Maramureș myself. And I have a cemetery plot there for free, like the revolutionaries in Bucharest. 26 hours of uncut footage containing lumps of gold.”

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