Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema 2012

Teodora Sinner

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Teodora Sinner
Păcătoasa teodora | Anca Hîrte, 2011
Romania/France | Romanian | 86 minutes

North American Premiere!

For 11 years now, Teodora has been dreaming of marriage. Finally, the fateful day approaches, with its countless preparations. Teodora Sinner is the story of these preparations, culminating with the ceremony in which Teodora walks down the aisle to be united with Jesus and take her vows. In this French-Romanian production, everyday routine and the most ardent of prayers coexist to draw a vibrant portrayal of life in convent Văratec. Teodora’s passion is met with equal devotion from director Anca Hîrte and, towards the end of the movie, in the most remarkable of extreme close ups, her gaze turns Christian faith into something of a truly ethereal nature, thus becoming poetry. “As far as the phrase ‘documentary film’ goes, the one word that matters to me is 'film,’” says Hîrte. Teodora Sinner only proves her right.

Series: Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema 2012

Venue: Walter Reade Theater, Film Center Amphitheater

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