The Forest Is like the Mountains

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On the main road you walk on sand. From the hilltop you hear the whole village. In the summertime you can cool down in the river. Anamaria is looking for her love. To Aronela her faith is important. During the period of Ceaușescu Elena used to work in the tractor factory. Aron is the local representative of the Partida Romilor. He feels responsible for his family and the village. Beniamin and Simon take us along to the forest. “The forest looks like the mountains, do you see that?”, says Iosif.


Berlin Film Festival – selected for Forum programme; Munich International Documentary Festival – nominated for Documentary Talent Award, nominated for SOS-Kinderdörfer Award.

Christiane Schmidt, Didier Guillain

Christiane Schmidt was born in 1978 in Germany. She studied political science and art history, with a concentration in visual media. In 2013 she completed studies in documentary film and television journalism at the University of Television and Film in Munich. 






Didier Guillain was born in Brussels in 1972. After studying physics, he worked as a physicist for a time before studying film, with a concentration in cinematography, at INSAS in Brussels. Didier Guillian works mainly as a cinematographer on documentary films.