Two people wake up on a deserted beach in the aftermath of a curious incident - they don’t remember how they got there nor who the other is. On the foreground of a broken car radio obsessively running the same tune, the clues start to unravel one by one, until the characters eventually realise what brought them together. As the tension rises, we can see there is no turning back and one of them has to face the consequences of their actions. The fine lines between victim and perpetrator are starting to blur and the audience is invited to pick up the remaining pieces of the puzzle.

Director Bio

Film editor, director, graphic designer, Ion Ioachim Stroe edited films by some of the most important directors of the Romanian new wave. Cristi Puiu and Catalin Mitulescu, among others. This films, in the past 10 years, were selected and won awards in the most prestigious festivals in Europe (Cannes, Venice, Locarno, Karlovy Vary, etc). As a director, he worked on internationally awarded campaigns for clients such as MTV Networks and Discovery Channel. His first short film, November, was selected in festivals such as Brest or Trieste and won the special jury mention at the Valencia Cinema Jove film festival.


  • Directed by:Ioachim Stroe
  • Written by:Ioachim Stroe
  • Produced by:Claudiu Mitcu, Ioachim Stroe & Robert Fita
  • Runtime:18 mins
  • Completion Date:June 7, 2019
  • Country of Origin:Romania
  • Country of Filming:Bulgaria
  • Category:International Live-Action
  • Selection:Programme 24
  • Screening Time / Venue:Sat AUG 15
    10AM - 10PM ONLINE
  • Links: Instagram

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Call of the Forest Screening

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 07 December, 2020

Still Voices Presents a Special Screening of Call of the Forest in partnership with Whose Woods These Are Tree Festival.

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Submissions for Still Voices 21 Now Open

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 01 October, 2020

Submissions for the Still Voices Short Film Festival 2021 are now open!

2020 award winners

2020 Award Winners Announced!

  • Ronan O'Toole
  • 16 August, 2020

Still Voices Short Film Festival 2020 Award Winners Announced!


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