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Ionaș Dreams of Rain / Ionaș visează că plouă

In the middle of the night, Ionas, an old Romanian peasant, watches for the wild boars that could ravage his cornfield. He dreams of his father and believes that this dream will bring rain. But usually wild boars come with the rain...
A short that takes us somewhere else, placing ourselves between the natural and the supernatural, sleep and death, the long time of the present and the snatches of the past.

Luciano Barisone, former artistic director of Visions du Réel

Directed by Dragoș Hanciu
Cinematography by Dragoș Hanciu, Ileana Szasz
Editing by Maria Bălănean
Sound by Vlad Voinescu, Filip Mureșan
Produced by Aristoteles Workshop

Ionaș Dreams of Rain, 28 minutes
Documentary, 2017

Awards and nominations

Aristoteles Workshop - Romania, 2016: Best Film Award (2016 edition of the workshop)
Visions du Réel- Switzerland, 2017: Premiers Pas (world premiere)
EntreVues Film Festival - France, 2017: Short Film Competition - Special Jury Mention
Silver Eye Award - Czech Republic, 2017: Best Short Documentary nominee
TIFF - Romania, 2018: Romanian Days Section
Filmer le travail - France, 2018: International Competition
One World - Romania, 2018: Delicatessen Section
Fotogalerie Wien - Austria, 2018: Part of the exhibition Landscahft organized by Galeria Posibila. Film programme curated by Ana Szel
Ethnofest - Greece, 2018: Student Film Section
Aux Écrans du Réel - France, 2018: 1er Doc Competition - Special Jury Mention
Film Festival Herceg Novi - Montenegro, 2018: Documentary Competition - Jury Prize
Ethnocineca - Vienna, 2019: Student Shorts Competition
Ulju Mountain Film Festival - South Koreea, 2019: Landscape Section
Forad Camp - Figaró-Montmany, Barcelona: Official Selection
NexT IFF - Romania, 2017: International Competition (national premiere)
Filmul de Piatră - Romania, 2017: Documentary Competition - Audience Award, Special Jury Mention
Docuart - Romania, 2017: Documentary Competition - Best Cinematography Award
Astra Film - Romania, 2017: DocSchool Competition
Culese din Balcani - Romania, 2017
UCIN Awards - Romania, 2018: Special Mention
Romanian Cultural Institute - Online documentary film retrospective together with One World Romania and Sheffield Doc Fest | 26.07 - 09.08.2021

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