How does creativity change when death is near? What counts when you must go? Diagnosed with a brain tumour and given three more years to live, the author of the film decides to overcome the solemnity of the issue and to explore the realm between Life and Death in order to meet some of its prominent inhabitants: famous artists who have had a traumatic brush with mortality and survived or who only have three more years to live. Death and illnes - motor for creativity? Is the creative spirit in everything we do the armour against oblivion?
Razvan Georgescu is born in Romania in 1965. Studied Literature at the University of Bucharest and worked as a director and producer of several documentaries for ARTE and ZDF in Germany. He collaborated with Romanian filmmaker Florin Iepan on the internationally acclaimed documentary ‘Children of the Decree’ / Decreţeii (Special Jury Mention Zagrebdox 2004) and recently co-produced ‘Bela Lugosi, The Fallen’, a biography of the Eastern European actor whose name remains associated with the cinematic representation of Dracula. ‘Testimony’ is the first venture from Georgescu’s newly-founded company Pelegrin Film.
2008, 90', color, video
Festivals & Awards:
2008 Prix Europa - Best Documentary