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150 Ratings


Directed by Anna Eborn
Sweden, Denmark, 2019
  • Russian
  • English


Set in the tiny, unrecognized state of Transnistria, following the daily lives of six teens. Tanya plays the field with her male friends while she has a boyfriend abroad. She takes the boys into nature or to dilapidated tower blocks for brief trysts or to have good company.

Our take

Shot on handheld 16mm, the remnants of the Soviet Union loom in the background of this candid look at the unfettered virtues of youth. Rendered through the generous participation of its subjects, the film tracks the end of adolescence through its intimate lens and gorgeous soundtrack.

Transnistra Directed by Anna Eborn

Awards & Festivals

International Film Festival Rotterdam

2019 | Winner: VPRO Big Screen Award



Göteborg Film Festival

2019 | Winner: Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary

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