In the Light of Memory

Alyssa Grossman
38 minutes


In the Light of Memory explores evocations of memory in contemporary post-socialist Bucharest, nearly twenty years after the fall of Romanian communism. The film is shot in Ci˛smigiu Gardens, one of the oldest public parks in the city. Interweaving voice-over recollections of the pastwith glimpses of present-day scenes from the park, the film constructs a montage of stillness and motion, images and voices, landscapes and people. Tracing paths through both the mind and the city, it invites viewersto activate their own memories and imaginations along with those unfolding in the film.

Producer / Production company: 
Alyssa Grossman