Apele Tac / Silent River


Anca Miruna Lazarescu / Germany, Romania / 2011 / 31´ / 35 mm

Rumania in 1986. Two men decide to escape. They swim across the Danube. On the other side 

of the river is Yugoslavia. And beyond it, the West. This is not their first attempt to flee – 

but this time, they must succeed. They can’t go on living like this. Everything is prepared 

for their escape. The men are nervous, on edge. Tomorrow’s the day. Then one of them says 

he wants to take a third person along. ‘No way’, says the other. ‘Three is one too many. I help you and you help me.’

Neither can go alone. Each needs the other and each must make a decision. And so it all begins.


Awards:
- Ploiesti International Short Film Festival (Romania): Best Film & Best Male Actor
- Curocircuito in Santiago de Compostela (Spain): Premio RTP - Onda Curta
- Brussels Short Film Festival (Belgium): Grand Prix
- International Short Film Festival Villach/Udine (Italy): Audience Award
- Timishort Film Festival (Romania): Audience Award & Special Mention
- next Film Festival (Romania): Romanian Audience Award & Best Romanian Film Award
 ... 
and many more