Transnistra by Anna Eborn (2019)
Online film program / Other Zones
“Transnistra” (without the penultimate “i” in the territory’s name) is a dreamy documentary that focuses on the daily lives of six teens. Tanya plays the field with her male friends while she has a boyfriend abroad. She takes the boys into nature or to dilapidated tower blocks for brief trysts or to have good company. Combined with sensual music, Eborn’s intimate shots suggest this idyll is fleeting. Life is extra evanescent in a non-existent country.