The Bed is Broken


Production Co: Aristoteles Workshop Association

Producer: Dan Nuțu

Cast: Răzvan Văduva, Vasile Câșmaru

Director: Raluca Răcean Gorgos

Director of Photography: Ana Maria Vijdea

Editor: Dan Ștefan Pârlog

Sound: Tudor Petre

Supported by Arte France


International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam IDFA

Kerala International Film Festival, India

Les Films de Cannes a Bucarest, Romania

Astra International Documetary Film Festival, Romania
Cromograf International Documetary Film Festival, Republic of Moldova
Victoria Film Festival, Romania
DocuArt Documetary Film Festival, Romania
Jihlava Internatiolan Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic

One World Romania Film Festival
NexT Internatinoal Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania 

Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF , Romania
FFeST Cluj , Romania

Discuția secretă International Art Festival, Arad, Romania

Culese din Bakani International Film Festival, Bucharest, Romania

Special Screenings

Vox Populi, Philadelphia, USA

Vgik, Moscow, Russia


Best Film Award at Aristoteles Workshop, Romania
Nominated Silver Eye Award Czech Republic 

Here is the toboggan… here's the prison for small children… a cat… a bunny… two stars in the sky… "
A lost childhood. Two children explore the dilapidated entrails of a deserted factory, looking for bits of scrap metal for money. Through a patient camera, the film follows the behavior of the boys in their struggle for survival.
Where does the playing end and the work begin?


"I personally find The Bed is Broken a special piece, brave in its austere rigorous visual style and elliptical storytelling, which "strips to the bone" the language and manages, through this very "simplicity" to achieve a strong emotional effect. "

Adina Pintilie (Film Director, Producer, Curator BIEFF)


"The Bed is Broken works with subtlety, silence and an eerie visual sense. It gets you so close to these deprived kids, so much that the files they throw at each other hit you as well. Finally, the heart is broken as much as the whole world in which they live in. "

Alexandru Solomon (Film Director, Producer)


"The Bed is Broken is this exceptional "film", an observation, a piece of visual art, a documentary that takes us "à l'intérieur" of the mood of two boys, of post- communist Romania, inside ourselves. "An object d'Art". "

Tania Rakhmanova (Film Director, Producer)

Year of production: 2013. Running Time: 24 min

Color / Sound / Subtitled