FESTIVALS:
* Göteborg Film Festival
* Rotterdam (Big Screen Competition)
* CPH:DOX (Copenhagen, Denmark)
* Visions du Réel (Nyon, Switzerland)
* Crossing Europe Film Festival (Linz, Austria)
* CineDoc-Tbilisi - Documentary film festival (Georgia )
* Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival (Warszawa, Poland)
* Docaviv (Tel Aviv, Israel)

AWARDS
* VPRO Big Screen Award
* Best Nordic Documentary - Göteborg Film Festival


Transnistra

Category |Social Issues, Youth
Year | 2019
Country | Sweden, Denmark, Belgium
Running time | 93’
Format |
Production | Momento Film, Adomeit Film, Clin d’oeil films
Director | Anna Eborn


Set in the self-proclaimed state of Transnistria – a country founded on an old Soviet legacy – a group of teenagers plays hide and seek in an abandoned construction site. In stark contrast to their seemingly carefree existence, there is the shadow of the old communist society reminding them of the limits of their possibilities.

While weaving a fragile narrative thread of a classic love story, the movie is carried forward by the youths in their longing to be acknowledged, and their belief in walking towards adulthood in their own way.

REVIEWS:
"Talented Swedish-born documentary director Anna Eborn has an affinity for communities that exist outside space and time, locating people whose lives are spent in areas that don’t conform to common notions of 21st century globalization. (the film)... follows a charismatic 16-year-old and her posse of male peers living in the breakaway republic of Transnistria."
    - by Jay Weissberg, Variety

★★★★ - "Intimately shot on 16mm film, Eborn explores the dynamics of the group, commenting discreetly on youth, love and life in a place such as this."
    - by Sucheta Chakraborty, CINEVUE

"...the film is both a magnificent depiction of young love in a former Soviet territory and also a tribute to American documentaries that essayed the lives of teenagers. ... Shot on beautiful Super 16 and with a sublime soundtrack that has a folksy, ethereal ring to it, Eborn’s movie looks at the adolescent lives of Tanya and her gang of male admirers through the attempts by Transnistria to assert its own independence."
    - by Kaleem Aftab, cineuropa

★★★★ "... follows a group of close friends and their emotional ups and downs from the sultry days of summer to the bitterly cold winter. You get the impression the Transnistrans don’t really care what happens now or in the future, as long as they can enjoy life in this peaceful softly wooded wedge of land on the Black Sea south of Ukraine and North East of Romania."
    - filmuforia


Transnistra

Award Ceremony - Rotterdam International Film Festival
TRANSNISTRA wins the VPRO Big Screen Award


Transnistra Award Ceremoy

Transnistra Big Screen Award - Rotterdam