New to MUBI this week:

Anna Eborn

World Premiere:
Rotterdam 2019

Select Festivals:
London, Gotëborg, CPH:DOX, Docaviv, Jihlava, Docs Against Gravity, Visions du Réel, Tempo Doc, Reykjavik, Busan, Yamagata, Sarajevo, Guanajuato, Cork

A portrait of youth living in the unrecognized nation of Transnistria.

Officially considered part of Moldova and located on the border of Ukraine, Transnistria has been a breakaway state since 1990, internationally unrecognized but functioning with its own constitution, government, law enforcement, and currency. Filmmaker Anna Eborn provides a glimpse into life here, following a group of teenage friends. At the center is the sole female, Tanya, with several boys vying for her attention or affection. As they are followed over the course of a year, languidly captured by Eborn in a strikingly cinematic manner, they behave much like teens anywhere in the world – but time and again, the film offers reminders of the setting, subtly highlighting how much of the Soviet era remains within Transnistrian society.

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