Close to Heaven / Dem Himmel ganz nah

Close to Heaven

Dumitru Stanciu is one of the last mountain shepherds of Europe. As his forefathers did for thousands of years, in summer as in winter he and his herd of sheep roam the far reaches of the Transylvanian Carpathian Mountains, close to the edge of heaven…

Vivid histories and fantastic myths, far from the world of today, cinematically narrated over the course of a year.

The last refuge in Europe for a forgotten profession in an unhurried world.

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Details

Country of Production
Germany / Romania

Year of Production
2010

Format
HDCam

Length
93 min

Director
Titus Faschina

Production
ma.ja.de. filmproduktion in co-production with Europolis Film and MDR, in association with ARTE, in collaboration with SRTV

Original Language
Romanian

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

DOK Leipzig 2010
Thessaloniki IDF 2011 (WWF Award and Special Mention in the category Doc On Air Award)
Trento IFF 2011 (BRUNO CAGOL Press Award)
Transilvanian FF Cluj / Sibiu 2011
Open City IDF London 2011
Lessinia FF 2011 (Prize from the Provincia di Verona)
Astra FF Sibiu 2011
ZagrebDox 2012
Cinequest IFF San José 2012
Sebastopol IDF 2012