TITLE: Flags Cut in the Middle
CATEGORY: Film, Video
DATE: August 2015
TOOLS: Black Magic, Final Cut, Premiere
WRITTEN & DIRECTED: Ondina Frate
COLLABORATORS: Andrei Ungureanu, Horatiu Curutiu, Alexandru Don, Dima Dimov, Cezar Enache
'Flags Cut in the Middle' is a short film inspired by a true story about the Romanian Revolution in 1989 seen through the eyes of a child.
“Flags Cut in the Middle” means a lot to me because it speaks directly to a part of my life during Romania’s communist era. The Romanian Revolution took place in 1989, when I was 7 years old. Though still a child, the event impacted the country and myself greatly. Twenty-three years later, I find myself needing to share that story in “Flags Cut in the Middle”.
The film is called “Flags Cut in the Middle” because during the Revolution, Romanians were symbolically asking the government for democracy by cutting the communist coat of arms out of the flags. Therefore, all the flags being waved by a sea of people had this hole in the middle. It felt as if the people were cutting out the flags’ hearts, cutting out communism’s heart.
Pictures from the Set