By the Rails

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– Aš norėjau grįžti.

– Dabar jau per vėlu.

Radu comes back home to his wife and child from Italy, where he's been working for the past year. In the silence of the night, disrupted only by the passing trains, husband and wife now struggle to find the common language. She is all dressed up and on her way out to some place she refuses to disclose, while he is trying to find out if she has a lover. How can one keep the intimacy alive despite the distance and time?


Special Mention in Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Cătălin Mitulescu

Cătălin Mitulescu is a Romanian director. His first shorts were selected and awarded in Cannes, Clermont-Ferrand, Karlovy Vary, Angers and other festivals. His first feature, The Way I Spent The End of the World (2006), was presented in Certain Regard programme in Cannes Film Festival and received a Sundance award as a best European project. His second feature When I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (2010) was awarded the Silver Bear, Jury Grand Prix and the Alfred Bauer Award in Berlinale. By The Rails is the third feature film of the director.