International Short Film Competition

Bucharest Seen from Above

A charming old lady has to leave her home because her family can’t take care of her anymore. On the way to the elderly care home, a shadow of guilt starts to cover the bright sunny day.

SHORTS O’CLOCK IV, Tuesday, March 2, at 18:00 (GMT +2) & rerun on Wednesday, March 3, at 16:00 (GMT +2)

English title:

Bucharest Seen from Above

Original title:

Bucureștiul văzut de sus


Andrei Ștefan Răuțu












English, Greek


Marina Voica, Ștefan Iancu, Elvira Deatcu

A quote for the film:

You don't look Romanian.

Selective List of festivals and awards:

TIFF - Transilvania International Film Festival (2020)- Romanian Days Section, Anonimul Independent Film Festival (2020), Thessaloniki International Film Festival (2020)- Balkan Survey, Alter Native 28 International Film Festival (2020), Trieste International Film Festival (2021)

Director’s bio:

Andrei Ștefan Răuțu was born in 1986 and had his first hands-on experience with film directing, during an 8 weeks “Filmmaking Certificate” program, at New York Film Academy(2011-2012). In 2013, he released his first short fiction film, “Ela, Panda and Madame”, which offered him the chance to participate at various international film festivals. Between 2013 and 2016 he studied Film Directing at the National University of Theatre and Film “I.L Caragiale”. Through an Erasmus Scholarship he made a short documentary, “Back to the Roots”, nominated for the “Gopo Awards” in 2015. In the summer of 2016, in Chengdu, he directed, shot and edited “Chasing Dao”, a short documentary produced by “Looking China” Association. After three weeks spent in China, he came back to Romania and “Samurai Fantasy”, an experimental film that he made in Portugal, won the “best experimental film award” at “Filmul de Piatra”. In 2018, he participated at “Aristoteles Workshop”, where he made “See you Soon”, a short documentary that was screened at Centre Pompidou, in Paris, during the “Cinema Du Reel” Film Festival.