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    IX edition

    GLEBE / ROMANIA

    Logline:

    A former political prisoner and his torturer confront each other at the Glebe, which is the mysterious ancient burial place where everything started, to conclude their unfinished business.

    Synopsis:

    An ancient burial place called Glebe is the home of many generations of hunters amongst whom Barbu is the last.

    As a child in the final days of World War Two, Barbu witnesses his family being executed and his home destroyed by Maksim, a thuggish but opportunistic teenager.

    During the Communist era, Maksim has become a Secret Police officer, while Barbu is fighting for the Resistance. Maksim captures Barbu and incarcerates him together with Barbu’s loyal best friend, Vlad. Over the next forty years, Maksim tortures Barbu, Vlad and other undesirables, using sadistic games to select who lives and dies.

    Finally liberated after the fall of Communism in the 1990s, Barbu and Vlad ally with Faustina, a young widow whose husband was also killed by Maksim, to plan their revenge in a local hunting game. But the plans go wrong, as Maksim kills Vlad, takes Faustina hostage, and leaves Barbu for dead. For the second hunt, a recovered Barbu is better prepared. He lures Maksim to the Glebe, where, with the help of other former political prisoners and the police, Maksim is captured and judged for war crimes and genocide.

    Attempting to escape from police custody, Barbu shoots Maksim dead. The hunt is finally over, and Barbu’s beloved Glebe can now become a peaceful nature reserve.

     

    Ioan Antoci (Romania)

    Once, I dreamed God playing piano. He told me: choose the music and you’ll be adored or follow Me and you’ll enjoy a good life. I want to be like You, I replied. Well, make a movie then.
    I wrote JAPANESE DOG and, soon after that, I discovered both hell and heaven. And from that point on, I have been happy. This is the short version of my life.
    Former music student and theologian, forever movie lover. Honored with Krzysztof Kieślowski ScripTeast Award presented at Cannes Film Festival in 2009. Today, „god” of my imaginary worlds.
    Meanwhile, I’m here with another script, Glebe. Somewhere, in the back, God is still playing piano. He looks happy.

    2013 – Câinele Japonez/The Japanese Dog, feature film directed by Tudor Cristian Jurgiu and produced by Libra Film; Official Selection New Directors of San Sebastian International Film Festival, Spain; IFF Warsaw, Poland; IFF Mumbai, India; IFF Vilnius, Lithuania and others

    Screenplays:
    2013 – Edited life, selected in Film Teep workshop, 2014, Bucharest, Romania;
    2012 – Time of impostors, adaptation after Viorel Savin novel „The Impostor”;
    2011 – Otherworld, written after an idea of Robert L. Jones;
    2010 – Raish, co-written with Robert L. Jones; selected in Film Teep 2013;
    2009 – Mario, Maria, Marinel, co-writen with Violeta Gorgos;
    2009 – Superbstar, selected in Cinelabs, IIFF, Iaşi, Romania;

    Udayan Prasad

    “ScripTeast is the programme all the advisors wish they could have attended at the start of their careers. It would have saved all that stumbling around in the dark looking for the key that stimulates the imagination so much more effectively.”

    BAFTA nominated, director of “My Son the Fanatic”, “The Yellow Hankerchief” and ”Opa!”, 5th edition ScripTeast creative advisor, UK

    Tom Abrams

    “ScripTeast’s top-notch team of professional advisors, each year’s talented group of participants, and venues in Poland, Germany and France continue to make it the very best development workshop in the world today.”

    ScripTeast Head of Studies, Associate Professor – Screenwriting and Production at School of Cinematic Arts, USC, screenwriter and director, author of the script for the Oscar-nominated film “Shoeshine”, USA

    Scott Alexander

    “ScripTeast is a fascinating mix of cultures, political ideas, and voices. I learned a lot, and I think the participants learned a lot more. If only they served vodka!”

    Golden Globe awarded author of “The People vs. Larry Flynt” and “Ed Wood” with two Oscars, 5th edition ScripTeast creative advisor, USA