Between Revolutions
/RO, HR, IR/

director: Vlad Petri

editor: Cătălin Cristuțiu

co-editor: Andrei Gorgan

producer: Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan

executive producer: Elena Martin

Two women, former university classmates and friends, one Romanian and one Iranian are writing letters to each other, reflecting on their lives and the events they go through, between two revolutions that changed their lives and societies forever. Maria and Zahra studied medicine in Bucharest in the 1970s. In the summer of 1978, before her final year at university, Zahra went on holiday in Iran and decided not to come back. The revolution there just started and she was immediately immersed in the events that followed. Her distance from former friends and colleagues, from the Romanian society that she’d grown to embrace, was bridged by the letters continuously sent by Maria. The film opens just before the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, carries through the Iran-Iraq War, the austere decade of the 1980s and the Romanian revolution of 1989, composed exclusively of archival materials, most of them never before seen.
75 min
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Activ Docs