The Call

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    The Call

    Telefonul

    Directed by

    Romania

    2018

    10 min

    • Romanian

    Animation

    A phone call, a bathroom and a woman are at the intersection of different worlds.

    Awards

    • Jury Prize (Short Film Competition) - Hong Kong IFF
    • Special Mention (Romanian Days Best Short) - Transilvania IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Vlad Ivanov
    Screenplay
    Anca Damian
    Editing
    Ciprian Cimpoi
    Music
    Alexander Balanescu
    Production
    APARTE FILM
    Anca Damian

    Anca Damian

    Romania

    I believe in complex feelings. 'Laughing and crying' is a much stronger emotion than crying alone.

    Born in 1962 in Romania, Anca Damian studied cinema and worked as a Director of Photography on two feature films, FORGOTTEN BY GOD (1991) and THE WAY OF DOGS (1992), as well as on many shorts and documentaries, almost all of which awarded with national prizes for Cinematography. She also worked as a director, screenwriter and producer on several award winning documentaries. Her debut feature was CROSSING DATES (2008), a Romanian-Finish co-production, which was selected at Pusan, Chicago, Goteborg, Pune, Cottbus, Goa and Rome Independent Film Festival. Her next film, CRULIC – THE PATH TO BEYOND, mixes documentary and animation technique. It premiered in Locarno where it received a Special Mention. The film won the Best Feature Award at Annecy International Animated Film Festival, the Amnesty Award at CPH:DOX, the Special Prize of the Jury at Istanbul IFF and a special mention at Warsaw IFF.
    In 2015, her feature animated documentary THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN selected at Karlovy Vary IFF in Competition. It follows the photographer Adam J. Winkler, who fought in Afghanistan with the mujahedin against the Soviets in the 80s.
    Her latest film MOON HOTEL KABUL (2018) won the Best Director Award at Warsaw IFF.

    Selected Filmography