Serban Georgescu
Serban Georgescu
director

Cabbage, Potatoes and Other Demons

Lunguletu is a village, 25 kilometers away from the Romanian capital city, with a record well worth of Guinness Book of Records. It is a community of 5000 people and some 1000 tractors as each family has at least one. Cultivating an area of 3000 hectares, the 2000 households harvest an annual 10% of Romania's cabbage and 5% of its potato production.

The film follows the story of five villagers in Lunguletu for one year, attempting to understand why these apparently prosperous peasants live in debt. It is essentially a film about people's inability to break out of a vicious circle, presented on a specifically Romanian note of laughing your way out of troubles, and seen through the eyes of a subjective narrator - the director himself.

Team Partner
Oana Muntean, producer
Producer / Production Details
Kolectiv Romania in co-production with ma.ja.de, Nukleus Film, Elefant Films for ARD/MDR
Top Awards/Festivals
Best Documentary Prize by the Romanian Filmmakers Association (2017)
Best Documentary at DocuArt (2017)

Festivals
DOK Leipzig (2016)
One World Int. Human Rights FF (2017)
Docudays UA (2017)
Institute of Documentary Film Silver Eye Awards (2017)
Millennium FF Brussels (2017)
Beldocs IDF Belgrade (2017)
FICMEC Eco IFF Tenerife (2017)
Eastern Neighbours Film Festival (2017)

Broadcast on TVR Romania, MDR, ARTE, DIGI Romania, HRK Croatia
Country
Romania
Training Programme
Masterschool 2013