Appalachia

A film by Roxana Stroe

Synopsis
Leo, a 17-year-old biker, and Raisa, the daughter of the pastor of a small conservative village in Romania, fall in love at first sight. But communitarianism and religious fanaticism will defeat their relationship.

Roxana Stroe
Roxana studied directing at the National University of Theatre and Cinema "I.L. Caragiale" in Bucharest.
Her short films have participated in many international festivals and have won several awards. Her short film Perennial Plants, made in 2013, won the Critics Award at the International Student Film Festival CineMaiubit in Bucharets while Black Friday was named Best Romanian Short Film at the Transilvania International Film Festival in 2015.A Night in Tokoriki has obtained more than 100 festival selections (San Sebastian, Karlovy Vary, Namur...) and 25 awards.

The main characteristics of her work are the minimalist dialogues and the use of music and slow motion in key scenes.

Awards
Best No-Dialogue- Arrow International Film Festival (Paris, France)

Festivals
Appalachia has been selected for the Euro Connection programme in Clermont-Ferrand 2020 (France).
Snow Leopard International Film Festival (Madrid, Spain) - In competition
Iconic Images Film Festival (Vilnius, Lithuania) - In competition
Vegas Shorts (USA) - In competition
Golden Bridge Istanbul Short Film Festival (Istanbul, Turkey) -In competition
Festival du film court francophone - [Un poing c’est court] ( Vaulx-en-Velin, France) -In competition

Crew

Written by : Roxana Stroe et Ana Maria Gheorghe
Directed by : Roxana Stroe
Production : Olivier Berlemont and Pierre Mourey (Origine Films) & Emilie Dubois & Gabriela Suciu (GS Atelier de Film) & Julie Esparbes (Helicotronc).
DOP : Adrian Paduretu
Costume designer : Alina Petrovschi
Edit : Cristi Dimitriu
VFX : Dan Neda
Sound edit et Mix : Aline Gavroy
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