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New voice of Romanian cinema by the director whose practice stands at the intersection between documentary cinema, artistic research and education. A short film in which three robots discuss life and what it means to be human. 

Romania | 2022 | 14 min

PRODUCTION: Alina Manolache, Gabi Basalici

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Laurentiu Raducanu

EDITING: Alina Manolache

VISUAL EFFECTS: Gabi Basalici

MUSIC: Moby Music

Synopsis

What is it like to navigate our world as an artificially intelligent robot? What is there to learn about homo sapiens in order to become as ‘human’ as possible? Three pairs of robots take us through their learning process. They track, analyse, and draw information by watching people in different life situations. But their algorithmic vision comes in contrast with a meditative, rather poetic dialogue in which they deconstruct and reassemble the definition of humanity as we know it.

Saturday 26.11. / 17:45h / ZAAL 6

Festivals & Awards (selection)

Bucharest International Film Festival, Romania 2022 – National Premiere | Kasseler Dokfest, Germany 2022 – International Premiere

Director’s bio

Alina Manolache is a Romanian filmmaker (b. 1990). Her practice stands at the intersection between documentary cinema, artistic research and education. Featured by Filmmaker Magazine as one of the top 5 female directors of IDFA 2020, Manolache is an alumna of Visions du Réel, IDFA, CPH:DOX, Jihlava and Dokufest. She has authored several shorts and one feature length documentary, as well as commissioned webdocs for VICE and The Guardian. Manolache holds a Bachelor’s in Photography & Video by the Bucharest University of Fine Arts and a Master’s in Society & Media Studies. She is a graduate of Archidoc, Aristoteles Workshop, Sarajevo Talent Campus and IDFAcademy. Her latest film is 3 Dialogues About the Future (2022).

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