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Beginning of Lent

Original title Mosii de iarna


Some time ago, in the remote village of Pucheni, Romania, a woman was the only one who made ritual cakes and braided breads, at beginning of Lent, for the entire village. Now she does the same thing, for few villagers who still appreciate her skills. A neighbour came by, not only to visit her, but also to make her own cakes, since the host owns the only traditional oven in the village.

Author/s Stefan Scarlatescu

born : 03.09.1955, Piatra Neamt, Romania – graduated as film &TV director – Academy of Film & Theatre(UATC) Bucharest, 1995; – member of Romanian Filmmakers Union since 1994; – film director & DP at the Cultural Center of Dimbovita County, Department for Traditional Culture since 2003; – filmmaking since 1985; filmography: video documentaries : “Calusarii”, “At fair”, “nea Radu”, “The broommaker”, “ A potter “, “ White roosters “, “ Beginning of Lent”. selections in festivals & awards: ” Ethnografilm festival ”, Paris France, 2014; “ Muestra de RíoCuarto”, Rio Cuarto, Argentina, 2014; “ Ethnografilm Asia 2014 “,Thiruvananthapuram, India; “ 22nd International Festival of Ethnological Film, Belgrad, Serbia, 2013; “15th International Ethnographic Film Festival”, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2011 “ World film “ International Anthropological and Ethnographic Film Festival – Tartu, Estonia, 2011; “ Forumdoc bh 2009 – International documentary & ethnographic film festival, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2009; “13th Mostra Internacional do Filme Etnografico, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2009; “11th RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film, Leeds, UK, 2009; “ Forumdoc bh 2007 – International documentary & ethnographic film festival, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2007 ( honorable mention of the jury );

Photography Stefan Scarlatescu
Sound Stefan Scarlatescu
Editing Stefan Scarlatescu