Nikolai, a wealthy landowner, places his country estate at the disposal of some friends. For the guests, time passes with rich meals, society games and by engaging in a long discussion about death and the Antichrist, progress and morality. The discussion becomes more heated, the topics become more and more serious, and the differences of culture and viewpoints grow increasingly apparent. Finally, none of them is able to realize the extent of the event in which they have unwittingly come to be trapped. Adaptation of Three Conversations, written by Russian philosopher Vladimir Solovyov.
Winner of the best director award of Encounters section at Berlin International Film Festival.
Dragoș Apetri, Andrei Iancu, Bogdan Zărnoianu
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Anca Puiu, Smaranda Puiu
Born in Bucharest, Romania, in 1967. He studied painting and cinema in Geneva. Puiu is the director of feature films such as Stuff and Dough (2001); The Death of Dr. Lazarescu (2005), winner of the Un Certain Regard Award at Cannes Film Festival; Aurora (2010, 34th Mostra); Three Exercises of Interpretation (2013) and Sieranevada (2016). He also directed a segment of the collaborative film Bridges of Sarajevo (2014, 38th Mostra).