The Other Life of Charon
The Other Life of Charon

The Other Life of Charon

Director Ioana Țurcan

Production year 2015

Length 40min.

Country Romania/USA


At the Central Cemetery in a small Romanian town, there are four gravediggers on duty.They are part of a Roma (gypsy) community that lives just outside the cemetery fence.They're digging graves and attending funerals, no matter what. They have a Romanian boss with whom they don't get along so well and sometimes make contact with relatives, sober or not, of the one who passed away.


Ioana Țurcan
Ioana Țurcan



Vlad Cantoreanu


Ioana Turcan

Director of Photography

Ioana Turcan

Music by

Joshua Podrid


Vlad Cantoreanu


Thomas Ernst, Anamaria Vijdea


Rozalia Kalanyos, Marin Kalanyos

Production company(ies)

Babes-Bolyai University, Mihail Kogalniceanu, no 4, Cluj Napoca, Romania

Ioana Țurcan

Ioana Țurcan received a BA in Image for Film and Television and a MA in Documentary Filmmaking from the Babeș-Bolyai University. She is currently in her second year in the MFA Film Program at the College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University, NY as a Fulbright Alumna, an award she received for her studies in USA. Her work has been exhibited at film festivals around the world: Poland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, India, Sudan, Romania and USA, including Cannes Short Film Corner and Visions du Réel and received a nomination at the Romanian Academy Awards. She works primarily in film as well as video art, installation and performance.


Tempo (2014), Little Father (2015), The Other Life of Charon (2015).

FILMS 2016