“Echoes” premiere

The result of a collective & voluntary effort of film enthusiasts from Moldova during the Alternative Cinema summer school  in 2014, with leadership and guidance from director Dumitru Grosei, has been screened in premiere at the National Library of RM. Synopsis – A young woman gives effect to frivolous adventures with a man who does not really have serious intentions and then she wakes up trapped in a difficult relationship. As to alleviate distress she starts to…

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“Echoes” Film

ECHOES is a 2015 experimental film inspired by american independent director John Cassavetes’ creation. This film is the result of a Master Class in film directing, cinematography, film acting and editing, held in the summer of 2014 (in the ALTERNATIVE CINEMA Workshop) by Romanian-Moldovan filmmaker Dumitru Grosei, backed by the famous film actor Gheorghe Grâu. All 6 film exercises from this workshop have been reedited in one single short film of 17…

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“Trolleybus nr. 5” in Workshop

Alternative Cinema has organized a Script Writing Workshop for those keen in learning the creation process of a film from ground zero. It has been offered a real life situation in which a young beautiful girl, in a trolley station, observed that a man is staring at her. Then he got in the same trolley as her, sit beside her, got off at the same station, entered the same block of flats,…

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Summer school: Film Acting, Directing, Cinematography, Editing

Alternative Cinema has organized a summer school which lasted from 2nd July until 6th August 2014. From the beginning of the project, two actors with little experience in film industry, but with a desire to learn and grow, have involved themselves actively – Dana Ciobanu and Alex Rusu. They were the actors who played in every film exercise during the workshops. Otherwise, signing up for this courses was open for anybody interested. The persons who…

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Public screening of Woods – short film by Radu Zaporojan

On 21st of May 2014, at National Library, Alternative Cinema has screened the short film WOODS (15 minutes), made by a local student and young filmmaker – Radu Zaporojan. Synopsis: A man wakes up in the middle of the Woods. He tries to get out of it while remembering what happened the night before. “The Woods” of his memories and action are overwhelming him. . Immediately after the screening, film…

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Old Believers by Dumitru Grosei

A public screening, for the first time in Moldova, has taken place on 26th March. The documentary film, Old Believers is winner of the Diploma of Distinction at the Award Ceremony of UCIN Romania, in 2002 and selected at many other film festivals. It was directed by Moldovan director Dumitru Grosei (Cinematography by Oleg Mutu, Vadim Hâncu and Radu Zara). STAROVERII (Old Believers)- (52 min.) Immediately after the screening, film critic Marin Turea has presented a study…

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The short films of Grigore Bechet

On 19th March, at the National Library, Alternative Cinema has screened 3 short films of young Moldovan director Grigore Bechet.    O ZI DIN VIAȚA UNEI ROȘII – (4.32′) (tr.: A Day in the Life of a Tomato) MOTIVAȚIE TRANSCEDENTALĂ – (2.28′) (tr.: Transcendental Motivation) SRGHI Survivor – (3.45′)       Immediately after the screening, film critic Marin Turea has presented a study of the film. Afterwards, free discussions with the audience…

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2nd Floor by Dumitru Țurcanu

An independent short film, produced with a totally low budget, has been screened by Alternative Cinema at the National Library. The film is directed by Moldovan director Dumitru Țurcan, it is called ”The 2nd Floor” and has a duration of 34 minutes.             Dumitru Țurcan – the director Immediately after the screening, film critic Marin Turea has presented a study of the film. Afterwards, free discussions…

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A mother from the kingdom of shadows

A short documentary film, directed by young Moldovan filmmaker, living in Iași, Violeta Gorgos, has been screened by Alternative Cinema at the National Library in Chișinău. The film, titled ”A Mother from the Kingdom of Shadows” (original title: O mamă din împărăția umbrelor), with the length of 28 minutes, tells about the life of a mother in a prison from Rusca village, Hâncești. An issue that for most of us…

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Omnibus Project – PISTIS, ELPIS, AGAPIS, SOFIA

Alternative Cinema has launched a proposal for a film project, addressed to all filmmakers, screen writers, cinematographers, editors, etc. who are willing to take part in the development and/or production phases. The project is an omnibus film consisting of 4 stories, based on the words and concepts: PISTIS, ELPIS, AGAPIS, SOFIA, which are greek words, meaning FAITH, HOPE, LOVE, WISDOM.

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John Donică’s short films

On 23rd january 2014, at the ”Ștefan cel Mare” Library, Alternative Cinema has screened 2 short films of independent Moldovan filmmaker John Donică (contestant in several international film festivals). Screened films: La marginea pădurii (At the edge of the forest) – (duration: 21′) Momente de tăcere (Moments of silence) – (duration: 2′). This film was to be developed until 2016 into a feature-length documentary, with the same name. Below, you can see the trailer…

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Screening of Mircea Bobână’s short films

On 16th January 2014, Alternative Cinema in collaboration with  ”Ștefan cel Mare” National Library have projected 2 short films of young moldovan filmmaker Mircea Bobână “Intre Edison si Tesla” (Between Edison & Tesla) (duration: 8.08′) “Mamihalpinatapai” (duration: 3.37′) The event was followed by open discussion, as well a critical study on the cinematic creation of Mircea Bobina, presented by the young film critic Irina Iachim. The moderator of this film event has been filmmaker Dumitru Grosei.

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2 short movies by an independent moldovan filmmaker

On 12th July 2013, Alternative Cinema in collaboration with National Library “Stefan cel Mare” has presented the independent moldovan filmmaker Slaveeck Tony, with a projection of 2 short movies, produced in Portugal. The projection was followed by free and engaging discussions between the audience and the filmmaker. The movies projected were: O Horoscopo (Horoscope) – 2011 (7 min.) Os sonhos estao la, nos aqui (The wishes are there, but we’re…

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