The film tells the story of 24 year old Ana who is returning to her childhood’s village to bury her grandfather… just not by the religious tradition. Anathema is a picture of the Romanian village today, a world of promiscuity, poverty and intolerance, one where people survive rather than live.
Andreea Borțun is a Romanian writer/director, a graduate of UNATC, Bucharest. She has also studied philosophy, literature and modern art at BARD College Berlin. Andreea has worked on more than 15 short scripts and has been an active contributor for various film and art magazines. She is an alumnus of several prestigious international training programs (Sarajevo Talent Campus, Apulia Film Experience, Midpoint and European Short Pitch) and since 2006 is the co-president of the biggest Theatre Festival for Youth in Romania – Ideo Ideis. She is currently working as a script consultant, as well as developing her first feature script. Andreea has won the special jury mention in the competition of the Robert Bosch Co-Production Prize, for the short project Mr. Moonlight, as well as The Canon Short Film Competition in the frame of Berlinale Talents 2014 for her directorial debut, the short project Love Locker. Starting august 2015 Andreea began her MFA at The New School, New York.