Regional Competition

The Same Dream

Vlad Petri
Screening time  
06.04. / Wednesday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 2 Ticket
07.04. / Thursday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 4 Ticket

During his first mission in Afghanistan, a Romanian soldier comes across a wounded Afghan girl and from that moment forward their lives become intertwined. Alternating between Afghanistan and Romania, the films tells the story of a soldier struck by the brutality of war and that of a young girl who found herself in the wrong place at the wrong time. The director combines archival footage from the most recent war in Afghanistan with videos from his personal archive, in a film about the cruelty of war from the perspective of both the invaders and that of the civilians trapped within.


Vlad Petri

Vlad Petri is a film director interested in political and social subjects, often mixing personal images with official archives. After graduating from Cinematography at the University of Theatre and Film in Bucharest (2004), he undertook a MA degree in Visual and Media Anthropology at Freie University in Berlin (2014). His films, at the border between documentary and fiction, have been shown in international film festivals like Berlin, Rotterdam, Sarajevo or Copenhagen. He won three Romanian GOPO awards - for Best Debut (2015) and Best Short Documentary Film (2021 and 2022).

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2021, 29'

Directed by:
Vlad Petri

Screenplay by:
Vlad Petri

Vlad Petri

Edited by:
Vlad Petri

Vlad Petri

Produced by:
Activ Docs

Festivals & Awards:

Sarajevo FF: Special Mention (2021)
BIEFF (2021)
Les Filmes de Cannes a Bucarest (2021)


Vlad Petri