The 5th edition of Pustnik has opened its gates on Monday, the 2nd of September at Portul Cultural Cetate and will be over on the 10th of September. The 8 finalists coming from six different states around the world have gathered on the Romanian Danube shore, where they will work on their feature length scripts for the next 7 days, while also participating at workshops and masterclasses with the guests of this year’s edition. The finalists will receive guidance from Laurence Coriat, screenwriter of „Wonderland” and „A summer in Genova” – both directed by Michael Winterbottom, Bianca Oana, the producer of „Touch me Not (Winner of the Golden Bear, Berlinale 2018) and Marie Dubas, co-producer of „God Exists, her name is Petrunija” (winner of the Jury Prize at Berlinale 2019).
Before arriving at Pustnik, Miss Marie Dubas will be present at a special screening of „God Exists, her name is Petrunija”, held at Cinema Elvira Popesco on Friday, the 6th of September from 8:30pm. The screening is organised by Bad Unicorn in association with Pustnik. Tickets can be purchased at the following link
The programme of this year’s edition of Pustnik will also include film screenings of our guests and residents’ productions and a roundtable on co-production oportunities in Romania with Romanian film producers Gabi Suciu (Atelier de Film) and Oana Giurgiu (Libra Film). Furthermore, the residents will have the chance to watch Soudade Kadaan’s movies – her debut feature film „The day I lost my shadow” (The Lion of the Future at Venice Film Festival, 2018) and the short film "Aziza" (Best Short Film, Sundance 2019). Soudade is a special guest of this year’s edition.
During the residency, Pustnik is also organising film workshops for children and teenagers of Dolj County, held by Anca Caramelea and Nicolae Constantin Tanase.