Les États généraux du film documentaire 2008 Fragment of a filmmaker's work: Thomas Ciulei Gratian

Thomas Ciulei
1995 - Allemagne/Roumanie - Couleur et Noir & Blanc - 45'

In Izbuc, a village in the romanian carpatian mountains, people believe, that Gratian Florea is a werewolf. According to an old custom, when a child is born, the midwifes call upon the spirits, to make the child hard working, beautiful, loveable or wise. It is said that when Gratian was born, the umbilical cord broke only, after the midwife called for him to be a werewolf. This stroke of fate was to determine his life.

Photography : Thomas Ciulei
Sound : Cioarâ Ioana, Nica Florin
Editing : Thomas Ciulei
Production : Ciulei Films, Editura Video, ZDF
Distribution : Ciulei Films (ciuleifilms@compuserve.com, +49 89 395 178 )