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Han Wenlong is an illegal emigrant, whose dream to work on a building site in Eastern Europe, came to an end before it even began. Shen Xiaoming is a business man who lives suspended between two worlds. Li Jianhua is a journalist who tells the story of a new community, located just at the beginning of the road. All of these stories take place sometime in 2012 – Year of the Water Dragon, in Romania, a country that shared, at a certain moment, a conjoint dream with China – the socialist dream.

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IULIAN MANUEL GHERVAS studied philosophy, visual arts and film directing. He worked as an independent screenwriter and director, collaborated with several national TV channels and participated in a few international productions and co-productions. In 2009, Iulian and Adina Popescu produced the documentary ”Children of the Uranium”, that was nominated at the Gopo Awards 2010 – for “Best Documentary” and awarded with the prize for “Best Research in a Romanian Film” – AFF 2009. In 2011 the documentary received another distinction, awarded by “The Romanian Film-makers Union”. ADINA POPESCU is a renowned journalist, working for the “Dilema veche” / “ Old dilemma” magazine. Her articles won prestigious prizes like “The prize of the ONU agencies for mass-media” and the big prize at the culture section of the “Young journalist of the year – 2006”, competition organized by Freedom House. In 2009, Adina and Iulian Manuel Ghervas worked together to produce the documentary “Children of the Uranium”, that won “Best research in a Romanian movie” at AFF and was nominated at the Gopo Awards for “Best documentary” in 2009. She also wrote literature for children and film scripts.

  • Transilvania International Film Festival
  • Director
    Iulian Manuel Ghervas Adina Popescu
  • Producer
    Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan Aurelian Nica Gabriela Ceuță
  • Cinematography
    Alex Brendea
  • Editing
    Andrei Gorgan
  • Running Time
    78 mins
  • Shooting Format
  • Screening Format
    HDCAM or DCP
  • Aspect Ratio