Film Info: VANATOARE

PROWL (VANATOARE)

PROWL
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Short moments and conversations piece together the portrait of three women’s working day. Lidia raises pigeons and lives a mundane existence with a husband and two children. Denisa, the feistier of the three, wants to buy her freeloader boyfriend a new pair of sneakers. Vanesa, the youngest, dreams of finding the perfect guy with green eyes. All three share a workplace as sex-workers under a bridge on the highway connecting Bucharest to the next city. In spite of their rivalry, the three women try to make their time worthwhile by sharing food or spawning stories about their hardships and their loves. Besides the constant competition, they are also pressured by the threat from the local police. Most days are punctuated by visits from the district policemen, who come to collect their 'pocket money'. The men enjoy playing a game of 'cat and mouse' with them and one day, such a visit takes an unexpected turn.


Alexandra Balteanu was born in Romania and has been living in Germany since 2003. She studied Media Studies at Bauhaus University in Weimar until 2008. After a film internship and shooting a short documentary in Romania, she started studying in 2010 at the DFFB in Berlin. PROWL is her first feature film.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2016
Director Alexandra Balteanu
Screenplay Alexandra Balteanu, Xandra Popescu
Cinematography Matan Radin
Cast Corina Moise, Iulia Lumanare, Iulia Ciochina, Sergiu Costache, Dragos Olaru
Producer Stanislav Danylyshyn
Production Company Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)
Length 75 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Original Version
 Romanian
Subtitled Versions English, German
Sound Technology Dolby
Festivals San Sebastian 2016, Zurich 2016, Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken 2017, Pune 2017, Göteborg 2017, Guadalajara 2017, Achtung Berlin 2017, Crossing Europe Linz 2017, Cluj-Napoca 2017
Awards Best Director & Prize of the Ecumenical Jury Saarbrücken 2017

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