Delta


1h 32m 2008

Brief Synopsis

A quiet young man returns to the wild, isolated landscape of the Delta. It is a labyrinth of waterways, small islands and over-grown vegetation, where the villagers are cut off from the outside world. The young man, who has been away since early childhood, is introduced to a sister he never knew he

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Alliance Media & Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (Amepl); Arte; Eureka (South Korea); Look Now! Filmverleih; Lumière Publishing; Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg Gmbh; Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung; Seven Films; Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Zdf)
Distribution Company
Barton Films; Benelux Film Distributors; Budapest Film; Eye International; Institute Of Contemporary Arts (ICA); Le Pacte
Location
Romania

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

A quiet young man returns to the wild, isolated landscape of the Delta. It is a labyrinth of waterways, small islands and over-grown vegetation, where the villagers are cut off from the outside world. The young man, who has been away since early childhood, is introduced to a sister he never knew he had. She is frail and timid, but resolute when she decides to join him in his run-down hut on the shore. Together they build a house on stilts in the middle of the river, far away from everyone else. One day, they invite the villagers over to share a meal together, but it becomes apparent that the coarse locals do not accept their "unnatural" relationship.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Alliance Media & Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (Amepl); Arte; Eureka (South Korea); Look Now! Filmverleih; Lumière Publishing; Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg Gmbh; Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung; Seven Films; Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (Zdf)
Distribution Company
Barton Films; Benelux Film Distributors; Budapest Film; Eye International; Institute Of Contemporary Arts (ICA); Le Pacte
Location
Romania

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States 2009

Released in United States January 2009

Released in United States May 2008

Released in United States October 2008

Released in United States on Video April 24, 2012

Released in United States September 2008

Released in United States Spring March 12, 2010

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Competition) May 14-25, 2008.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Main Competition) October 16-29, 2008.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (World Cinema Now) January 6-19, 2009.

Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 2-10, 2008.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Spectrum) January 21-February 1, 2009.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (World Cinema) April 23-May 7, 2009.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 4-13, 2008.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Cinema of Our Time) September 25-October 10, 2008.

Based on the plays "Hamlet" written by William Shakespeare and "Electra" written by Euripides.

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Cinema of Our Time) September 25-October 10, 2008.)

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (Spectrum) January 21-February 1, 2009.)

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (World Cinema) April 23-May 7, 2009.)

Released in United States January 2009 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (World Cinema Now) January 6-19, 2009.)

Released in United States Spring March 12, 2010 (NYC)

Released in United States on Video April 24, 2012

Released in United States May 2008 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Competition) May 14-25, 2008.)

Released in United States September 2008 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) September 4-13, 2008.)

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Main Competition) October 16-29, 2008. )

Released in United States October 2008 (Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 2-10, 2008.)