I Made You, I Kill You

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    I Made You, I Kill You

    Directed by

    France

    2016

    14 min

    • English

    Animation, Docufiction, Experimental

    In a mix of video, animation, photographs, children’s drawings, music and voice-overs, we hear the story of a childhood in Romania. Marred by alcoholism, threats, domestic violence and frequent funerals, it was by no means a happy one. In vibrant images, filmmaker Alexandru Petru Badelita criticizes the country he grew up in, and in particular the drab village where he spent his youth.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Alexandru Petru Bădeliță
    Petru Covasa
    Ecaterina Aurelia Drehluta
    Screenplay
    Alexandru Petru Bădeliță
    Cinematography
    Alexandru Petru Bădeliță
    Editing
    Alexandru Petru Bădeliță
    Music
    Thibaut Cordenier

    Director's Statement

    I think that this film is necessary for me, in this moment of my life. I have always been ashamed to talk about my childhood and I think that this caused me a lot of sadness. As a child, I would dream about an American movie star who would come and take me away from the hell I was living in. I am sure I wasn’t the only one who had this dream. In my case, doing art and making films became my way of dealing with trauma. I also made this film for the people who don’t dare to talk about their childhood maltreatment.

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    Alexandru Petru Bădeliță

    Alexandru Petru Bădeliță

    France

    Alexandru Petru Bădeliță is a Romanian filmmaker, born in 1989. He graduated from The Romanian National Film University with a Master in the Art of Montage. His work includes fiction, documentary and experimental films, by creating a mix between animation and live action. His films focus on human portraits, dreams and surrealism, by using introspection and personal history as creative assets. Alexandru achieved recognition mostly through his experimental short films (awarded by The Filmmakers Union of Romania, BIEFF, selected in Clermont-Ferrand in 2016). Currently he is continuing his work by developing projects that include the technique of analogue & digital collage.