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Cabbage, Potatoes, and Other Demons

DirectorSerban Georgescu
ProducerAlex Iordachescu – Elefant Film; Kolectiv Film, Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion
WriterSerban Georgescu
EditorSerban Georgescu
CameraBogdan Slavescu
SoundAlex Iosub
Screening4 November 2017 | 22:00 hours | Filmhuis Den Haag
Original TitleVARZA, CARTOFI SI ALTI DEMONI
Year2016
Length60 min
CountryRomania/Germany
SubtitlesEnglish
SectionROMANIA: TEN YEARS LATER

With a lot of humour and critical thinking director Serban Georgescu investigates the disastrous business model of a group of farmers in a Romanian village. Could an outsider do a better job at selling the same crops? To answer this question, he temporarily becomes a farmer himself, giving the film more insights and a delightful authenticity.

Synopsis

In the Romanian village of Lunguletu, 1.000 farmers sit on their tractors filled with 100.000 tons of cabbage, waiting for customers at the local market. At the end of the day they either sell for almost nothing, or destroy their crops. Intrigued by getting 1 ton of cabbage for just 20 euros, townie Serban decides to spend one year in the village and work the land, to see why these people are in deadlock and if there is another possible solution.


‘Cabbage, potatoes and other demons’ is a satire of current realities in agriculture in Europe narrated by the director himself. From the inside and in a self-ironical tone, the film tells the story of a village that got stuck in between the past and present.

Festivals & Awards (selection)

Romanian Filmmakers’ Union Awards 2017 – Best Documentary | DOK Leipzig 2016 | One World Romania, International Human Rights Documentary FF 2017 | DocuDays Kyiv 2017 | Millennium FF Brussels 2017 | Beldocs IDF Belgrade 2017 | FICMEC Eco IFF Tenerife 2017 | CinemAmbiente IFF Torino 2017

Director’s bio

Serban Georgescu has more than 20 years of experience in documentaries and advertising as an editor, producer and director. His projects include the documentaries ‘Everest'(2003), ‘Lapus County – Carved Destinies’ (2010), ‘Wanders of Cooking’ (2011), ‘Sense’ (2014), and documentary series ‘A Traveller for Life’ (2009-2011).