DISCORDIA

By Ion INDOLEAN

HOLA MEDIA - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2016

Three days in the life of two young people. The film deals with issues such as lack of communication, depression and boredom while living together under the same roof, sleep in separate rooms, eat at regular times, following a routine they had transform.into a ritual.

Festivals
& Awards

Transylvania International Film Festival 2016
Best Debut in Romanian Film
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama, Art - Culture
    • Countries
    • ROMANIA
    • Languages
    • ROMANIAN
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 71 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ion INDOLEAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Ion INDOLEAN
    • Producer(s)
    • Horatiu CURUTIU (Hola Media)
    • Synopsis
    • Three days in the life of two young people. The film deals with issues such as lack of communication, depression and boredom, present in the life of each and every one of us. They live together under the same roof, sleep in separate rooms, eat at regular times, following a routine they had transformed into a ritual. They seem to be out of touch with reality and bored, but they love it. They love their daily routine and their hobbies that they tend to with full attention. Any unexpected and unplanned change of their schedule can cause huge cracks in the bubble the two had chosen to live in.
      With Discordia, Ion Indolean attempts to dismantle the stereotype that theorists are only able to comment a film. Having experience in the field of great debates on cinematography, he tries to explain and illustrate the cinematographic manner he prefers: a minimalistic area, very much based on building the shape, where the story becomes an accessory but remains, nonetheless, very important. Most of the stories running in front of the camera are rooted in his actual experiences. An encounter that completely changed the way he looked at the cinema was with composer Adrian Enescu to whom he initially asked for a song that he intended to attach as intra-diegetic sound. After long discussions and after that Mr. Enescu managed to talk him into it, Ion started to accept the significance of the intra-diegetic sound in the economics of a film. Moreover, he came to the conclusion that music adds an extra dimension to the whole cinematographic project if it’s considered intelligently: it brings meaning into the film, helping it play out more clearly and easily, and it also helps the viewer. That way, Adrian Enescu, a composer with an experience of approximately forty years in cinema, created for this film a musical style that is little used in the film music: concrete music as composizional technique. The music is meant to fill some narrational gaps und bring in a third character, the atmosphere. From writing the screenplay to the final product arose after several free discussions in which some big, slighlty idealistic questions were asked, in the manner of the father of film theory, the French André Bazin: what is cinema? How should the actors play their roles? How important is improvisation for the creative act? How significant is the difference between theory and practice? To what extent can life be pictured on the screen? Why do we make films?
      The film has no intention to give an answer to all these dilemmas, it only wishes to bring them up for discussion. We hope we managed to convince you to give it the chance it needs to be watched and then discussed by a large number of movie fans.
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