Blue Moon

Blue Moon, a film
by Alina Grigore

“Blue moon” follows a girl's psychological journey to her dehumanizing process. While struggling to achieve higher education Irina metamorphoses from the victim into the abuser as a result of subtle violent contexts. Irina is struggling to escape the violence of her extended dysfunctional family, while trying to achieve higher education in Bucharest, far away from her mountain village. During a party, Irina has an ambiguous sexual experience with an artist. She wakes up deflowered, having vague images of a man's hands. She confronts her uncertain "abuser" but chooses to begin an exclusively sexual relationship with him. This experience seems to give her strength because this is where she starts to fight the violent approach of the males in her family and becomes determined to run to Bucharest. Using solely her astute brain and her feminine instincts Irina drives all the aggressors in her life into the depth of a subdued psychological game. Step by step she metamorphoses from the victim into the abuser as a result of multiple subtle violent contexts. Blue Moon is a psychological drama that involves family, sex and a little bit of blood.

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 RELEASE DATE: 20/09/2021 (Donostia-San Sebastián International Film Festival)
DIRECTOR: Alina Grigore 
Country : Romania
Language: Romana
CAST : Ioana Chitu, Ionut Achivoaie, Alex Aninosanu, Vlad Ivanov, Maria Ciobanu,Ionut Ciotir, Gabriel Cojocaru, Madalina Draganescu, Ioana Flora, Andrei Eftene, Emil Mandanac, Elena Filip, Ion Arcudeanu, Alex Gavriliu
  • 2021      San Sebastian IFF, Spain, Winner,  Golden Seashell Best FilmAlina Grigore
    2021      Haifa IFF, Israel, Nominee, Golden Anchor Award, Best Debut Film, Alina Grigore
  • 2021      Viennale IFF, Austria 
    2021      Sao Paulo, Brazil 
    2021      Festival de Cine por mujeres Madrid, Spain 
    2021      IFF Mannheim Heidelberg, Germany 
    2021      Cork IFF, Ireland , The Spirit of the Festival Award
  • 2021      Thessaloniki IFF, Greece 
    2021      Sevilla EFF, Spain 
    2021      Cairo IFF, Egypt 
    2021      Rumänisches FF, Germany (München) 
    2021      IFF of Uruguay, Uruguay 
    2022      Muestra de cine con nome de mujer, Spain 
    2022      Belgrade IFF, Serbia 
    2022      Glasgow FF, UK 
    2022      Sofia IFF, Bulgaria, Winner, Special Jury Award, Balkan Competition, Alina Grigore  
    2022      European films day and night in Panevėžys, Lithuania 
    2022      IFF of Mons, Belgium 
    2022      Muestra de Cine Realizado por Mujeres, Spain 
    2022      L’ Europe Autour de l’ Europe, France 
    2022      Bergamo Film Meetings, Italy, Best Director, Alina Grigore
    2022      Intl Frauen Film Festival, Germany 
    2022      Kinest Fest, Italy 
    2022      Istanbul FF, Turkey 
    2022      SeeFest LA, USA 
    2022   Flying Broom Intl Women FF, Turkey 
    2022      Romanian FF Washington DC, USA 
    2022      Sydney IFF, Australia
  • 2022  Transilvania IFF, Cluj, Romania