If Objects Could Speak / Si les objets pouvaient parler (Canada - Romania, 2018), the most recent documentary short film by Luiza Parvu and Toma Peiu, premieres internationally in the International Short film competition of the 25th Astra Film Festival in Sibiu, Romania (October 15 - 21, 2018).
If Objects Could Speak, co-produced by Root Films and Kinomada, tells the story of artisanal culture in Ville de Quebec, Canada. Starting in an antique shop in the old citadel, the film travels from one workshop to another, in the quest for the forgotten tales of everyday items: from snowshoes to leather apparel and from license plates to violins.
The film will screen twice - on Thursday, October 18th @ 17:05 at Habitus; respectively, Saturday, October 20th @ 15:45 at Gong. The film will be represented by Toma Peiu, whose participation at AFF is made possible by a grant from the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Media, Communication and Information.
Peiu and Parvu return to the Astra Film Festival competitive program for the second consecutive year - after last year’s selection for Civilians.
Astra Film Festival is a premiere European venue for documentary film. In 2018, 55 films from 30 movies have been selected for the festival’s competitive sections, from over 3,000 of submissions. Over 400 events unfold over the festival’s 9 days in and around the Historic Old Town of Sibiu.