TODAY ARTIST, TONIGHT TAXIST

Year of Production: 2018
Genre: Short Fiction (Drama)
Length: 14:28
Format: Digital
Screening format: DCP
Screen ratio: 1:85:1
Sound: Dolby Surround 5.1
Directed by: Dumitru Grosei
Written by: Dumitru Grosei / Sergiu Terente
Producer: Dumitru Grosei
Executive Producer: Arcadie Plăcintă
Post-Producer: Laura Georgescu
Production Company: ALTERNATIVE CINEMA (Moldova)
Co-production Company: SYMBOL MEDIA (Moldova)
                                         HI-FI PRODUCTIONS (Romania)
Director of Photography: Dumitru Grosei
Camera: Ion Balan
               Cristian Madan
Editor: Dumitru Grosei
Sound design: Marius Leftărache
Cast: Sergiu Terente
          Stefan Koch
          Eva Cernei
          Ștefan Gâlcă 
Music: LabbaTrissta – Parșîv
           Sergiu Terente – Melodica Song
           Pyotr Tchaikovsky – Waltz of the Flowers

Synopsis: 
The film is about the last hours in the life of a young loser from Chisinau, who isn’t neither a rocker, nor a taxi driver, not even a boyfriend. As a consequence – he makes an accident, in which he dies with a German customer, who has come to look for his grandfather’s grave, dead in WW II.

Director’s Statement: 
The film TODAY ARTIST, TONIGHT TAXIST is about the last hours in the life of a young rocker from Chisinau. Because of the social circumstance, the young man cant live the way he likes – just making music. He has to practice other jobs, so he can keep up financially. One of these jobs is taxi driving, which he practices occasionally, without knowing how to drive very well. This state of affairs results in a terrible accident, in which he dies with a German customer, who has come to look for the grave of his grandfather, dead in World War II. The story of TODAY ARTIST, TONIGHT TAXIST, reflects the artists’ condition in Moldova and most Eastern European countries.