The Host

Romania, 2017, 30 min.
Directed by
Mircea Sorin Albuțiu
Danube Delta @en / environment / isolation / people

Vasile Serghevici Serbov is 54 years old and lives in a small community of Lipovan Russians in Sfiştofca, a village in the Danube Delta. Vasile Serghevici’s interests are different from those of most villagers in Sfiştofca. He reads books on the history of the Cossacks, he is interested in the history of Europe in general, and he has written poetry in his youth. Had he afforded it, he would have pursued higher education studies in philosophy. Since he does not have a steady income he occasionally works as a carpenter in construction. All fishing he does is for his own needs only. Sometimes he barters fish for wine and throughout winter he gets paid for taking care of a friend’s cattle. He has organized seven editions of White Gull Chess Cup, with the participation of students from Sulina, Letea, Rosetti and other people from Sulina, Sfiştofca and Periprava.

A Q&A with the director, Mircea Albuțiu, will follow the screening. 

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