Dacia dragostea mea / 22 februarie / 20h00 / Centrul Ceh

DOCUMENTARY MONDAYS
un eveniment Centrul Ceh sustinut de Pilsner Urquell

„Cred ca fiecare tara a avut la un moment dat o masina care sa simbolizeze devenirea unei generatii. In Spania, in copilarie, masina poporului era Seat 600, de exemplu. Ce m-a intrigat foarte tare este ca, in timp ce majoritatea au disparut o data ce piata s-a globalizat, Dacia s-a adaptat si a reusit sa ramana un simbol pentru poporul roman. Unul dintre personaje compara prima Dacie cu prima dragoste. E relatia aceea de afectiune dintre om si masina, generalizata la nivelul unui intreg popor, care mi s-a parut fascinanta”. Julio Soto

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DACIA DRAGOSTEA MEA
Spania / Romania, 2008 – 2009, 75 min.
regie: Julio Soto & Stefan Constantinescu
producator: The Thinklab, Hi Film

O portretizare plina de umor a evolutiei Romaniei, de la comunism la capitalism, aceasta este vazuta din perspectiva celui mai carismatic simbol romanesc: automobilul Dacia.
Dacia, dragostea mea urmareste povestile mai multor generatii de romani – de la nostalgici, pana la tineri intreprinzatori – aratand continua transformare in care se afla societatea romaneasca. Toate aceste povesti sunt legate de prezenta Daciei, care a inceput prin a fi un simbol al ambitiilor comuniste de ordin tehnologic, iar acum este deja parte din peisajul economic international.

ENGLISH VERSION

My Beautiful Dacia is a light hearted and humoristic portrayal of the evolution of Romania from Communism to Capitalism, seen through the eyes of its most emblematic symbol, the Dacia automobile. The film follows different generations of Romanians – from the old nostalgic to the young entrepreneurs – showing the present transformation of the Romanian society. The connecting point between the different stories is always the Dacia car: first, a symbol of the ambitions of communist technology and now a reflection of the new global economy. In 1999, Dacia was bought by Renault and nowadays it’s a best-selling car in developing markets.

Julio Soto / Director & Producer

Julio Soto is a film producer & director who has been living and working in between Spain, Scandinavia and New York. His most recent documentary film, Radiophobia, received many international awards such as the Best Documentary / Diane Seligman Award at the 9TH Brooklyn International Film Festival; Best Documentary / XXIII Bogotá IFF; Best Film, Best Documentary and Best Cinematography / 2006 ECU European Independent FF in Paris;
Audience Award at Documenta Madrid 2006 and Punto de Vista FF Pamplona; Film Excellency Award / GFFS IFF in Seoul. Radiophobia has also been licensed to channels such as: National Geographic Channel, History Channel,TVE, Aljazeera Intl., DR2, MTV3, Planete, PTS Taiwan, TVR and DocuTV. He has also shown his work at festivals such as: Oberhausen, Clermont-Ferrand, New York Underground Film Festival, Viper Basel, Impakt, Hamburg…

Stefan Constantinescu / Co-Director

Stefan Constantinescu is a Romanian filmmaker and artist that lives in Sweden. His films My Generation, The Passage or The Baron have been shown at film festivals such as TIFF in Cluj, Thessaloniki Intl. FF, the Göteborg IFF and the 8th Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin. As an artist, he has exhibited in international galleries and museums such as the Malmö Konstmuseum in Sweden, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest or the Contemporary Art Center in Vilnius.

Alexandru Solomon / Co-producer

Alexandru has been making documentaries since 1993, while pursuing his career as director of photography for fiction films. His films are mixing genres, using his visual and experimental skills and have been screened in tv stations and awarded in festivals around the world. In the last years, Alexandru has entered the arena of international coproduction with the Great Communist Bank Robbery (BBC, ZDF/Arte, France 2, premiered at IDFA 2004). Cold Waves, his latest feature doc, premiered in DOK Leipzig and was released in theatres throughout Romania. He is currently coproducing several films with international partners.

ARTMAP

Tue. 27/06, ODD Theory #8 _ Florian Cramer & Underbelly → Tue. 27/06, Bucharest
Wed. 28/06, Frida Sandström: Collect the Crash Writing Workshop → Wed. 28/06, Bucharest
Wed. 28/06, As I Get Older I Get More Afraid of the Dark → Wed. 28/06, Bucharest
Thu. 29/06, JOIA de film: Vacanță la mare (comedie, Franța, 2011) → Thu. 29/06, Bucharest
Thu. 29/06, Capete, mâini și variații de tensiune → Thu. 29/06, Bucharest
Sat. 01/07, The Interstitial Space _ Nita Mocanu & Marius Stoica → Sun. 02/07, Bucharest
Sat. 01/07, Minunata lume nouă – Case ale migranţilor români → Sat. 01/07, Cluj-Napoca
Mon. 03/07, Open Call | Cultural Management Academy → Fri. 07/07, Bucharest
Fri. 07/07, Outernational Days 2 → Sun. 09/07, Bucharest
Thu. 27/07, Filmul de Piatra #10 → Sun. 30/07, Piatra Neamt

You can still see

Thu. 22/06, Exhibition: Alexandru Lazăr – Six easy pieces → Wed. 05/07, Bucharest
Thu. 22/06, NexT în cartier | 22-26 iunieTmrw at 00:00, Bucharest
Today at 12:00, CNDB Domol cu Gili Mocanu (aka Somnoroase Păsărele)Tmrw at 00:00, Bucharest