Original Title | NELINIŞTE

Directors | Simona Deaconescu, Paul Negoescu

Romania, 17 min


In an impoverished village in the Danube Delta, 11-year-old Mara, in crisis, navigates narrow canals in an old boat, confronting her first period. With her grandfather ashamed to provide sex education, Mara seeks answers from friends in a secret world, communicating in a code known only to them.

Tangaj Production

Haute Film

Tangaj Collective

Lara Comănescu

Aris Negoiță

Maia Axinte

Bianca Maria Purice

Nelu Serghei

Writer | Simona Deaconescu, Cristian Pascariu

Director | Simona Deaconescu, Paul Negoescu

Producer | Anamaria Antoci, Anda Ionescu

Executive Producer | Ana Voicu

Director of Photography | Ana Drăghici

Editor | Roxana Szel

Sound | Sebastian Zsemlye

Production Designer | Alexandra Alma Ungureanu

Costume Designer | Alexandra Alma Ungureanu

Romanian Film Centre

Cineplexx Romania

The National Center for Dance Bucharest

La Briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne 2019

Brussels Co-production Forum 2021

Running Time 17 min

Aspect Ratio 16:9

Sound 5.1


Screening Format DCP 2K