Time Travel – From Bonn to Speia

by Cristian Madan

Moldova  |  2018  |  72 min  |  In development


Stefan Koch, a man from the city of Bonn, discovers in the drawer of his deceased mother a letter from his grandfather to his father and some official documents attesting to the death of his grandfather in the Second World War, in Moldova, a few miles north the village of Speia. Following this discovery, Stefan decides to leave, in search for his grandfather’s grave. Initially, he has great difficulty in his searches, because of language barriers. Later, he meets some freehearted and generous people who make him understand that there are actually no boundaries between the East and the West.


Cristian is the DOP on Time Travel – From Bonn to Speia directed by Dumitru Grosei. He is Assistant Manager at Alternative Cinema, a non-profit cultural association which has as its main purpose, the promotion of cinematography, but also of all the adjacent visual arts.


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  • Balkan Film Food Festival – Balkan Story Pitch (2018)
  • Baltic Sea Docs (2018)
  • Golden Tree International Documentary Film Festival (2018)
  • International Training and Pitching Flahertiana Forum (2018)
  • Kyiv Media Week (2018)