I Do Not Hate You, Death...

Running time: 12'18''

Production: RO/MD 2016

Everyday, many people around the world close their eyes never to open them again. In Eastern Europe there is a holiday dedicated to them – Pastele Blajinilor. It is a blend of two traditions: Christian and pagan. People visit the graves of their dearly departed and hold feasts as if the dead were still with them. In recent years this form of celebrating has been criticised in the media, some of its elements being vulgar and grotesque. But what if we were to look a little deeper? Olga Lucovnicova has made an amazing documentary film that makes the viewer familiar with this peculiar tradition.



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