In the heart of the Danube Delta, superstition and religion blend together, like the earth and the water that make up the mysterious mud from Tekir’s area, not far away. Chased away from her village because of her mysterious pregnancy, Mara finds herself employed at the Tekir Hotel, providing treatment for infertile women using this miraculous mud. As she meets the rich and eccentric Mrs. Lili, Mara questions her beliefs and intuitions. The relationship between the two women is the key of the miracle of Tekir, between magic and power, tradition and modernity.

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Dorotheea Petre - Mara

Elina Löwensohn - Lili

Bogdan Dumitrache - Priest Andrei

George Piștereanu - Julio


Directing - Ruxandra Zenide
Writing - Ruxandra Zenide
Image - Hélène Louvart
Editing - Nelly Quettier et Karine Sudan
Sound - Adrien Kessler
Sound mmx - Denis Séchaud
Grading - Rodney Musso


o 19th San Francisco Independent Film Festival, February 2017, USA

o 4th Snowdance Film Festival, January - February 2017, Germany

o 12th Romanian Film Festival in Munchen, December 2016, Germany

o 21st International Film Festival Of Kerala, November 2016, India

o 65th International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg, November 2016, Mannheim, Germany

o Imagine This Women's International Film Festival, November 2016, USA, PRIZE : BEST FEATURE FILM

o 61st Cork International Film Festival, November 2016, Ireland

o ”Ann Harbor” American-Romanian Film Festival, October - November 2016, USA

o 9th CINEAST Festival du film d'Europe Centrale et Orientale, October 2016, Luxembourg

o 11th Rencontres Films Femmes Mediterrannee, October 2016, France

o 17th Calgary International Film Festival, Sept - Oct 2016, Canada

o Amural Film Festival, September 2016, Romania

o 3rd Victoria Film Festival, August 2016, Romania

o The Black Sea Film Festival, August 2016, Romania

o Festival International de Cinema de Quito, August 2016, Ecuador

o 13th ANONIMUL Film Festival,  August 2016,  Romania

o 6th Panorama do Cinema Suiço Contemporâneo, June 2016, Brasil

o 14th Brussels Film Festival, June 2016, Brussels, Belgium

o 7th Edition of Srile Filmului Românesc, May 2016, Iași, Romania (non-competitive event)

o 20th Sofia International Film Festival, March 2016, Sofia, Bulgaria

o 23rd Prague International Film Festival - Febiofest, March 2016, Prague, Czech Republic

o 31st Guadalajara Film Festival, March 2016, Guadalajara, Mexico

o 30th Festival International de Films de Fribourg, March 2016, Fribourg, Switzerland

o 4th Frankofoni Festival de la Francophonie, March 2016, Oslo, Norway

o 51st Solothurner Filmtage, January 2016, Solothurn, Elveţia

o 66th Berlinale 2016 - European Film Market, February 2016

o 11th Zurich International Film Festival, September - October 2015, Zurich, SwitzerLand, PRIZE: EMERGING SWISS TALENT AWARD


Ruxandra Zenide


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Elefant Films (CH)

Elefant Film (RO)

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