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OUĂLE LUI TARZAN / Tarzan's Testicles

OUĂLE LUI TARZAN / Tarzan's Testicles

By the end, the Institute has become an exemplar of Abkhazia itself, an uncanny microcosm reflecting a jumble of conflicting dichotomies - old and new, scientific and religious, kind and cruel, proud and pitiful, forward-thinking and backward-looking - that can somehow co-exist within the same space, or even the same person. Tarzan's Testicles quietly but forcefully suggests not only that it's possible to live on the front line of the war between such opposing forces, but actually that maybe that's all human beings are: sentient monkeys who somehow developed the ability to live in a state of ongoing paradox. (Jessica Kiang, Variety)

Alexandru Solomon
Born in Bucharest in 1966, Alexandru Solomon is a director, DOP, producer, university teacher, and director of the One World Romania – Human Rights Documentary Festival. In the early 1990s he was one of the first Romanian directors to focus on the overlooked possibilities of documentary filmmaking. He became known for the political slant of his work, which more than once sparked public debate.

Film Selection: Ouăle lui Tarzan (Tarzan’s Testicles, 2017, doc) — Romania: Four Countries (2015, doc) — Kapitalism – Reteta noastra secret (Kapitalism – Our Improved Formula, 2010, doc) — Apocalypse on Wheels (2008, doc) — Cold Waves (2007, doc) — Clara B. (2006, doc) — Marele jaf comunist (The Great Communist Bank Robbery, 2004, doc)

Competition Documentary 2018

Alexandru Solomon

Romania / France 2017
color & b/w
107 minutes
Russian / Abkhazian

Radu Gorgos
Sophie Reiter
Marin Cazacu, Franck Rivolet, Cristinel Șirli
Ada Solomon, Cédric Bonin, Christinel Şirli



HiFilm Production, Seppia
World Sales

Deckert Distribution

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Transilvania International Film Festival 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere

auch in der Sektion / also part of