Ajyal Film Festival 2024

All Films

Morgen (Morgen)

World Panorama

Marian Crisan / Feature Narrative / Romania, France, Hungary / 2010 / 100 min / Color / 35 mm
In Romanian, Hungarian, Turkish / English, Arabic subtitles
Interests: Drama, Immigration, Identity
Middle East Premiere


Nelu works as a supermarket security guard in a small village on the Romanian-Hungarian border. One day at the river, Nelu fishes a Turkish man out of the water who is hoping to reach Germany. The two men are unable to communicate with words, but Nelu provides the illegal emigrant with clothes, food, shelter and a far-fetched promise to help him accomplish his journey. Director Marian Crisan presents a poetic film about "an immigration story not from the immigrant point of view but from the point of view of the people he meets on his way." Inspired by a news article on illegal Turkish emigration, the film demonstrates how borders between people are just as real as the borders between countries.

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About the Directors

Marian Crisan
Born in 1976 in Salonta, Romania, Crisan graduated with a film and TV directing degree from Bucharest's Academy of Theatre and Film in 1998. His film "Morgen" received four prizes at the Locarno Film Festival, while his earlier effort with 2008's "Megatron" picked up the Palme d'Or for best short film at the Cannes Film Festival.


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