Experiencing Interruptions?

A long story short

A snail has a journey. He meets a lost mirror and he thinks that his life has an important purpose. The snail is curious about his own reflection until everything gets lost in his mind and the dream of the snail becomes confused...

  • Andrei Olănescu
  • Andrei Olănescu
  • National University of Theatre and Film "I.L. Caragiale"
  • Ionuț Teodorescu
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Romance, Adventure, Experimental, Poetry
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 22, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
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Director Biography - Andrei Olănescu

Andrei Olanescu was born in Ramnicu Valcea (Romania), on the 22th of January 1996. Andrei has shifted his focus from painting and architecture to film directing, during the studying years. He graduated the Arts High School, in 2015, and the National University of Theatre and Film "I.L. Caragiale", Faculty of Film, Department of Film & TV Directing, in 2016/ 2019 (class of Prof. Doru Nitescu). He decided to move from his hometown to Bucharest for studying. He is presently pursuing a Masters' degree in Film Directing, being in the final year.

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Director Statement

A surreal-experimental project which presents the human being as a snail. The decision of choosing a simple creature, out of any important proofs that there is life and passion in the world around us. The snail is a complex structure, capable to love and to think about his own existence, as any other being. The film is divided in three parts using black layers, which it represents the story of the snail in diffrent periods of life. He is born, he goes into the world, travelling through spaces trying find out his purpose. The contact with the strange object overwhelms the snail, making him contemplate until he is aware of his own existence.The creature becomes a fully human, capable to love. He is in a dream that provokes euphoria and reconciliation. But as much as this film revolves around love, it actually speaks about loneliness. The snail ends up being alone, as any other human being. I think the important aspects of the film are sincerity and emotion. I don't think it is more than that.