Original Title | SONDER

Director | Simona Deaconescu

Romania, 13 min


In the center of Romania there is an open pit copper mine, enclosed by erupting-volcanoes. Here, man has carved an architectural rock wonder. The sounds of the machines create a mysterious symphony, while the waste paints subtle shades of blue. The walls of the pit frame an unexpected and ongoing emotional story in which vivid eruptions of feelings emerge from the dancers’ bodies. The information flows through their bones, stops and waits, paralyzes their joints and incubates endless encounters. They are in a temporal realm in which they are estranged from their bodies, thoughts and emotions, becoming vessels for strained waves that travel circular in the pit and penetrate their skin and their thoughts. They are linked by a common epic story, an inherited craziness that flows invisible around them and digs deep in their subconscious.

Tangaj Collective

Tapioca Film

Tangaj Production

Denis Bolborea

Simona Dabija

Diana Spiridon

Galea Bobeicu

Răzvan Stoian

Writer & Director | Simona Deaconescu

Choreographer | Simona Deaconescu

Producer | Anamaria Antoci

Director of Photography |Tudor Vladimir Panduru

Editor | Alexandru Cătălin Gheorghe

Sound | Sebastian Zsemlye

The Administration of the National Cultural Fund

Running Time 13 min

Aspect Ratio 2.35:1

Sound 5.1


Screening Format DCP 2K