In the small village Viscri-Deutschweisskirch, in the middle of Transylvania (Romania), all women are knitting socks. A German musician, Harald Riese, sells the socks to Germany, to Austria and to other countries. And he also enjoys living in Viscri. He teaches to Viscri-children German, he plays piano and sings about the beauty of the Romanian language and last but not least, he organizes the sock-export to Western Europe. Slowly by slowly all the village became a sock-factory. This documentary is a portrait of a very special village, isolated in a beautiful landscape but still full of life.
Ileana Stanculescu was born in 1976 in Romania. She studied at the film academy Konrad Wolf in Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany. Her first documentary ‘Podul peste Tisa’ won First Appearance Award at IDFA in 2004 and was screened at over thirty international film festivals. Stanculescu produced award winning documentaries: ‘Akhmeteli 4’ and ‘Village of Socks’.
2006, 78', color, video
Artchil Khetagouri, Valentin Popescu, Nikola Wyrwich