A waterfall, a forest in summer glory, ripe apples on the tree, the dry seeds of a flower, a cross entangled by branches with vivid leaves. Two girls play outside, at one with themselves and the world. Scene by scene, the director Lucile Hadžihalilović, known for her mystical and unsettling films, depicts the cycle of life as it waxes and wanes.
by Lucile Hadžihalilović
with Mihaela Manta, Maria Manta
Romania 2017 Without dialogue 6’ Colour empfohlen ab 4 Jahren


  • Mihaela Manta (Mihaela)
  • Maria Manta (Maria)


Written and Directed by Lucile Hadžihalilović
Cinematography George Chiper
Editing Benjamin Hélius
Sound Design Matthieu Autin
Sound Benoît Maerens
Assistant Director Eva Pervolovici
Production Management Andreea Drăghicescu
Producers Romelo Pervolovici, Radu Pervolovici

Produced by

Lucile Hadžihalilović

She first studied art history and then went on to study at the IDHEC film school in Paris (now La Fémis). Her debut film La Bouche de Jean-Pierre premiered in the 1996 Un Certain Regard section at Cannes. In 2004 her mystery-drama Innocence, starring Marion Cotillard, won Best Film at San Sebastián while her horror film Evolution won the Special Jury Prize there in 2015. Alongside her work as a feature film director, she continues to make short films.


1987 La premiere mort de Nono; short film 1996 La bouche de Jean-Pierre 1998 Good Boys Use Condoms; short film 2004 Innocence 2014 Nectar; short film 2015 Evolution 2017 De Natura; short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018