Original title: Ultimul căldărar
Directed by Cosmin Bumbuț & Elena Stancu
2016. 59m. Romania. Romanian with subtitles. Rated NR.
preceded by Written/Unwritten
A young Roma coppersmith from a Romanian village loses the means to support his wife and his 6-year old son when local farmers stop buying his handmade pots. While the older Roma coppersmiths still have a few customers, the younger generation is leaving for France to collect scrap metal or for Belgium to pick apples. This is anthropological cinema at its best, a tender look at a community forced into exodus for a better life, and a love letter to a craft made obsolete in our modern world. Preceded by short film Written/Unwritten by Adrian Silișteanu, a gripping story of a Roma family facing state bureaucracy. Both films won awards at the Transilvania International Film Festival: Best Debut and Best Short.
Cinematography & Editing: Cosmin Bumbuţ
Cast: Geo Stănescu, Marina Stănescu, Ionuţ Stănescu
Festivals: Docuart 2016 – Best Cinematography, Transilvania 2017 – Best Debut