Centrul Astra Film
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Astra Film Festival

Best of luck to you / Să ai noroc!

Gheorghe Şfaiţer,  Romania 2007 35'

Editing: Calin Constantin
Sound Editor: Gabriel Posîrca
Music: Rita Pooârca
Producer: Gheorghe Şfaiţer

Film Presentation:
Comunitatea din Stanesti, populatie de caldarari rroma din Hârlau (un orasel mic din Moldova româneasca), încearca din greu sa ramâna împreuna si sa pastreze vechea rutina...desi fortele nationale social culturale îi împing spre integrare. Batrânul Dusan si Istrate Stanescu îsi amintesc de apocalipsa celui de-al doilea razboi mondial, când au supravietuit atrocitatii lagarelor de concentrare. Povesti de cosmar le bântuie mintile. Presedinti români, Gh. Gheorghiu Dej si Nicolae Ceausescu, himere ale amestecului confuz dintre bine si rau, dintre uman si demonic, de aur carat si destine care hoinaresc arestate. Miticul rege la tiganilor Dobrea este deposedat si scene din viata clanului stanestilor sunt dur evocate în fata comunitatii de tigani. O umbra de unduieste si speranta dispare, în obscurul unei camere ... vecuea ghicitoare, imaginea covârsitoare a caldarilor de altadata. Mirajul rotii de condus magice îl îndeamna pe micul Cezar sa învete sa citeasca pentru a putea stapâni codul de trafic ... lumea încrezatoare din Stanesti are muzica care îi curge prin vene, cum se întâmpla cu toti tiganii ... motivul pentru care cânta si danseaza urându-ne "Te aven Baxtale" - (Sa ai noroc!).
Director's Bio-Filmography:
Born in Hârlâu, Iasi (Ro) in 1950, Gheorghe Sfaiter graduated of the I.A.T.C. I.L. Caragiale from Bucharest - The Faculty of Film and Television Camera Dpt. In 1989 he took part at the creation of the Independent TV Station from Timisoara, shooting events from that period. Was invited as jury member in Documentary Film Festival astoralismes et Grands Espaces,Grenoble, France;and as a film director in international symposium Visual Roads for a itercultural dialog of University of Plovdiv and Critique & Humanism Foundation, Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2001 and 2003, as a film director and lecturer he presented in France his own films. From 2004, lectures as associated teacher at the Faculty of Sociology at the Master Cours: The Documentary Film and also at the University of Arts. Filmography: 2006 - Flight Lesson 2005 - King's Army 2005 - Jiu River Valey People 2004 - The Cross 2003 - Manu 2002 - Notes by Flondor 2002 - Sketches of a portrait with naives 2002 - The Shelter 2001 - Ava… mehr als ein Phantombild 2000 - La Boheme de Timisoara 1997 - Garana mon...Parnas 1997 - Traian Vuia 1996 - Swabians from Banat 1996 - Traian Grozavescu 1993 - There was once a village... Awards: Selection in the finale of Grand Prix du International Documentaire Festival - l'U.R.T.I.- in Monte Carlo (2004) Best documentary, A.P.T.R. ( Association of Romanian TV Professionals ) award (2003) Award for un outstanding scientific documentary at International Documentary and Antropolegy Film-Pärnu, Estonie (2003) Best documentary - Ulysse Price, " Cinéma Mediterranéen" - Montpellier, France (2002) Special Commendation, Prix CIRCOM Regional (2002) Prix - Pastoralisme & Grands Espaces - Grenoble, France (2002) The Best Romanian Documentary Film at " Astra Film Fest " - Sibiu , Romania (2002) TVR CINEMA Award, DaKINO Festival, Bucharest (2002) Award for the Photography at DaKINO Festival, Bucharest (2002) Selection in the Cinema du Reel Film Festival, Paris; (2002) Award winning, Film Festival in Targu Mures (1993) A.P.T.R. awards (1997, 1996)
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