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Timebox

Timebox (Romania)

Directed by:
Nora Agapi
Cast:
Ioan Matei Agapi, Nora Agapi
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2019
Synopsis:

Ioan-Matei Agapi, a charismatic documentary filmmaker in his 80’s from Iași, Romania, owns a unique collection of 16mm films documenting almost fifty years of the city’s history. His daughter, also a filmmaker, has decided to make a film about her father's impressive archives. In the unconventional surroundings of his old apartment, he reminisces about the past until one day, when Ioan is informed by a public officer that he must leave or be evicted from the apartment where he has spent 40 years. Ioan’s years of work suddenly transform into a huge burden, and the film unexpectedly changes into drama in which conflicts with city officials reveal old and hidden conflicts within the family.

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