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World Premiere

Director: Ryan Uzilevsky

United States, 2007, 32 min

Festival Year:2008

Category:Narrative Short

Cast:Joesph Mesiano, Hirsto Hristov, Evgenia Randilova, Charles Buckley, James DiSalvatore

Crew:Producer: Dustin Highbrige - Screenwriter: Ryan Uzilevsky - Cinematographer: Philip Armand - Original Score: Kevin Harkins - Sound: Dehran Duckworth - Production Design: John Vogt

Sales:Radius 5 Films, Brooklyn, NY 11206 - T: 347 731 5001

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On the European countryside, World War II is changing the course of civilization forever. In the moment of truth, a politician must choose between political power and human life by diving deep into his suppressed childhood memories of a tribe of Gypsies that lived outside his war torn village. Will this emotional unearthing turn the tide for peace, or further entrench his country in war? Set in a time when people did not envision the extent that industrialization and nationalism would be devestating our planet today, The River of Copsa Mica unfolds important lessons for our future through a window to the past.


About the director

Director Ryan Uzilevsky is a art director and filmmaker who's costumes, sets, and atmospherics constantly push the language of cinema. With an educational background in sculpture, anthropology, and creative writing, Ryan moved to New York and co-founded a film production company with the goal to combine these three disciplines. His most recent attempt is The River of Copsa Mica, a magical realism period drama based in Transylvania during WWI and II.


Cast & Crew will be available for Q&A after the screening.

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