THE END OF THE VALLEY OF TEARS

KONIEC ŚWIATA W DOLINIE ŁEZ

By Jarosław WSZĘDYBYŁ

BEFORE MY EYES - as PROD

Documentary - Post-Production 2020

“The End of the Valley of Tears” will be a film about the last leper colony in Europe,
where human suffering and dramas unfold.

It has been erased from the world maps for decades...

    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • POLAND, ROMANIA
    • Languages
    • ROMANIAN
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jarosław WSZĘDYBYŁ
    • Writer(s)
    • Jarosław WSZĘDYBYŁ
    • Producer(s)
    • Przemyslaw MIEKINIA (BEFORE MY EYES), Oana IANCU (PARADA FILM)
    • Synopsis
    • "The End of The Valley of Tears", creative documentary based on the
      long observation process (material has been shooting through last
      few years), will be a film about Romanian Tichilesti, the last leper
      colony in Europe.
      The film will be a collective portrait of two main characters: Hima
      and Grisza and a group of supporting characters: Stella, Domnica,
      Misza and Aurel.
      Hima is the oldest (85) living resident of Tichilesti (The Valley of
      Tears). She is some kind of a prophet who still walking on the face
      of earth but is partly absent. On the other hand Grisza is the
      youngest (58) resident of Tichilesti. He is a hard working and kind
      person marked with a deep trauma of the past and humiliations which
      he cannot forget.
      Hima and Grisza are the two faces of Tichilesti: the inevitable
      passing of time and the impossibility of dealing with the ghosts of
      the past. The two main characters are like black and white, between
      them there are many shades of grey which are filled by the
      supporting characters and their stories:
       ailing Stella who missing her dead husband and praying for a
      quick death,
       born in the village Domnica, who is torn between a desire to
      leave the Tichilesti and a sense of moral obligation to take
      care of the house of the dead parents,
       and two best friends Aurel and Misha who are dreaming of
      travelling abroad, but this dream is turns out to be impossible
      to fulfill because one day Misha is dying
      The structure of four seasons provides a compositional framework to
      the story.
      The whole story will be happening on two levels.
      One of them will concern the dramatic past of the Valley of Tears
      and will be told through the memories of the characters of the film.
      The other level will focus on the present day observation of the
      everyday life of residents of Tichilesti which drawing to a close.