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12/7 7:00 pm: Q&A with Director Bogdan George Apetri and actress Ioana Bugarin

U.S. Premiere

A 19-year old nun (promising newcomer Ioana Bugarin) sneaks out of an isolated monastery to attend to an urgent matter in the nearby town. Seemingly unable to solve her problems, she rushes to return to the convent, but things go awfully wrong on her way back. In a perfectly mirrored structure, the story switches to the police detective who investigates against the clock, collecting clues and facing twisted revelations as he tries to understand what happened to her. Employing a realistic approach and told through suspensefully unbroken takes, Apetri’s revenge thriller touches on spirituality, prompting viewers to ask themselves if there’s still space in our times for something sense and science can’t explain.

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"It's a tale of mystery, of scalded innocence, and of the staggering evil that ordinary men can do"
Owen Gleiberman, Variety


Q&A with Director Bogdan George Apetri and Actress Ioana Bugarin
Tuesday, Dec. 7 2021, 7:00
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Bogdan George Apetri is a Romanian filmmaker based in New York. In 2010, he directed and co-wrote his debut feature, Periferic (Outbound). The film screened and won awards at prestigious festivals across the world (Locarno, Toronto, Warsaw, Rotterdam, New Directors/New Films, Thessaloniki, Viennale). His second feature, Neidentificat (Unidentified), won the Special Jury Prize at the 2020 Warsaw International Film Festival and has started its festival circuit with stops in Thessaloniki, and Goa. Miracol (Miracle) premiered at 2021 Venice Film Festival and went on to win the Grand Prix at the Warsaw Film Festival. As a producer working in the US, Bogdan produced many films that won awards at the Sundance Film Festival, were selected at Cannes and other major festivals and were distributed around the world. He teaches Film Directing at Columbia University.

This film is part of the Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema 2021 series.

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