Anca Paunescu | Romania, Czech Republic 2013 | 23 Min. | OmeU
The short documentary ´The Hill´ gives a glimpse into the life of one of the last very isolated and archaic settlements in the Romanian mountains. It is a portrait of a place where life has a different meaning and time has another pace. In a world that is more and more driven by fast gains by any means, the Hill and its people appear to be one of the last enclaves hidden from time, where man has still a deep connection to nature, his land and animals. Life is simple and rough, the land is imposing its own rules, but people preserve a sense of freedom and serenity almost forgotten by the modern man.
Though the Hill it´s getting slowly deserted, young people are living to the city…also here ´´ Time is not time anymore´´, as one of the characters is saying. It is not only another world, but also another way of thinking that are close to their end.