2022, 1h 43m, Moldova / Romania / Spain
Director: Ion Bors
Cast: Dumitru Roman, Ion Vantu, Igor Caras-Romanov
Set in Moldova in the early ‘90s, Dima, a tractor driver, wants to be enrolled in the military troops to take part in the local war on the Transnistrian border. Vasea, an Afghanistan war veteran, joins him. While on their way to the front, they find a carbonized body. Authorities ignore them without helping to identify the body. Dima and Vasea decide to bury the corpse according to the proper Christian rituals, but shortly they will go, together with the body, on an absurd journey to discover his identity. In an ironically-grotesque formula, without heroes and enemies, CARBON follows through the perspective of an almost absurd context in which a conflict can dehumanize propaganda in Moldavian society. Nominated for the New Directors Award at the 2022 San Sebastián International Film Festival.
All films at CEFF are presented in their original language with English subtitles.
Globe Cinema: Friday, November 11 at 4:00 pm (Cinema 2)