Selb · April 04 - 07, 2024 47. GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Program

Geamăna

Storyline

Long ago, Geamăna was a Romanian village in the Apuseni Mountains, home to about 1000 people. Today, only the church spire rises from the toxic mud of a neighboring copper mine. Almost all the houses have sunk and their inhabitants fled. Only a few people held on to their homeland. On the edge of the past, Valeria Praţa is struggling with her present - and is threatened by the future.

About the film/director

After graduating from high school, Matthäus Wörle studied journalism at the University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. He then completed a video journalism scholarship at Mediencampus Bayern. He worked for the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Bayerischer Rundfunk and nautilusfilm GmbH, among others. He now works as a freelance video journalist and is studying documentary film and television journalism at the University of Television and Film in Munich.

Filmography (Selection)

Lebenszeit | 2018 | documentary | B-W | 9 minutes
Sealand | 2020 | documentary | Color | 30 minutes
Geamăna | 2022 | documentary | Color | 30 minutes

Credits

Director:
Matthäus Wörle
Script:
Matthäus Wörle
Camera:
Max Kölbl
Editor:
Felicitas Sonvilla, Matthäus Wörle
Ton:
Matthäus Wörle
Sound:
Giuliano Loli
Producer:
Paul Scholten, Herbert Gruenwalt, Anca Titorov
  • Germany
  • OmdU (Romanian)
  • 2021
  • 30 minutes

Documentary films – Block #2