DANTE CAFÉ

The moment when you reach the end of life and realize your way was wrong, but you can’t change anything.

  • Dumitru Grosei
    Director
    NOCTURNAL SCRUPULES, RESERVED, COLONISATION, EINE KLEINE NACHTGESCHICHTE, THE MASK OF KANSAS CITY, VOILA, APARTMENT 99, PEOPLE ON THE STREETS, OLD BELIEVERS, THE GIFT, ECHOES, TODAY ARTIST, TONIGHT TAXIST, DANTE CAFE, CĂLĂRAȘI - A LAND AT HEAVEN’S GATE
  • Dumitru Grosei
    Writer
    NOCTURNAL SCRUPULES, RESERVED, COLONISATION, EINE KLEINE NACHTGESCHICHTE, THE MASK OF KANSAS CITY, VOILA, APARTMENT 99, PEOPLE ON THE STREETS, OLD BELIEVERS, THE GIFT, ECHOES, TODAY ARTIST, TONIGHT TAXIST, DANTE CAFE, CĂLĂRAȘI - A LAND AT HEAVEN’S GATE
  • Dumitru Grosei
    Producer
    NOCTURNAL SCRUPULES, RESERVED, COLONISATION, EINE KLEINE NACHTGESCHICHTE, THE MASK OF KANSAS CITY, VOILA, APARTMENT 99, PEOPLE ON THE STREETS, OLD BELIEVERS, THE GIFT, ECHOES, TODAY ARTIST, TONIGHT TAXIST, DANTE CAFE, CĂLĂRAȘI - A LAND AT HEAVEN’S GATE
  • Ion Carandas
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 7, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    500 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Romania
  • Country of Filming:
    Romania
  • Shooting Format:
    digital, mobile phone
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • CortoNero_noir short film competition
    Naples
    Italy
    March 19, 2018
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • China International Contest of Popular Science Works
    Beijing
    China
    September 19, 2018
    International Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Constanta International Film Festival
    Constanta
    Romania
    September 7, 2018
    Romanian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • AltFF Alternative Film Festival
    Toronto, Ontario
    Canada
    September 17, 2018
    North American Premiere
    Semi-Finalist
  • Retro Avant Garde Film Festival
    Venezia
    Italy
    December 8, 2018
    North Italian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • African Smartphone International Film Festival
    Lekki, Lagos
    Nigeria
    December 21, 2018
    African Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Oregon Cinema Arts Film Festival
    Portland, Oregon
    United States
    January 12, 2019
    American Premiere
    Oficial Selection
  • Voka Smartfilm
    Minsk
    Belarus
    January 24, 2019
    Belarus Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Inshort Film Festival
    Lagos
    Nigeria
    December 28, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Cefalù Film Festival
    Palermo
    Italy
    May 11, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Festival AZYL – International Online Festival of short films
    Bratislava
    Slovakia
    May 25, 2019
    Slovakian Premiere
    Official Selection
  • MoziMotion
    Hilversum
    Netherlands
    September 20, 2019
    Dutch Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Sinevizyon International Short Film Festival
    Nicosia
    Cyprus
    September 11, 2019
    Cyprus Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Dhaka International Mobile Film Festival
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    February 28, 2020
    Bangladesh Premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • ALTERNATIVE CINEMA
    Distributor
    Country: Moldova, Republic of
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Dumitru Grosei

Dumitru Grosei was born in Marinici, Moldova in 1969. Between 1992-94, he studied Law at Iasi University and in 1994 he started studying Film Directing at UNATC Bucharest, which he graduated in 1999. In 1995 he was assistant director of famous French director Bertrand Tavernier, for the CAPITAINE CONAN movie. Between 1998-2002, he produced several music videos and commercials in Bucharest, with the independent production company TRUE MEDIA COMMUNICATION. Currently, Dumitru Grosei lives in Chisinau and is the founder president of the Association of Independent Filmmakers of Moldova ALTERNATIVE CINEMA. From 2015, he is the director of the annual cinema event "Romanian Film Days in Chișinău", where the most important and newest Romanian films are screened. Between 2016 and 2017 he held the position of Director of the National Film Archive of Moldova. He speaks fluently Romanian, Russian, Italian, French, but also English and Ukrainian languages, at a medium level.

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The moment when you reach the end of life and realize your way was wrong, but you can’t change anything.