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It is now a matter of learning hope
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Before a national anthem
A place of citizenship
Auditions for a revolution
We in the year 2000
Bringing the fiction home: Laura
Bringing the fiction home: Pinocchio
Bringing the fiction home: Bruno
Bringing the fiction home: We were 16
Menome 2
Menome 1
Out of the bear
Elena ladybug
Total comfort
Reenactment
Felicia
Felicia says
Stereotypical conversations
Where do you play monopoly
Batuta lui Oprica
Cow session
Enisa and the shadows
Barefoot
Aktion
Irony Venus
Home electric
Tiempo de la princesa
Fatima, Natalie, Misch
Leo
 
It is now a matter of learning hope
2014, 13min

The film presents artist Ileana Faur learning and rehearsing fragments of written utopian theories, including Ernst Bloch, Constant Nieuwenhuys, Thomas More, Karl Marx and Vilem Flusser, set. 
The cyclical repetition of complex and imaginative texts takes place against the backdrop of Morii Island, one of many architectural projects that were never finished by Nicolae Ceausescu (ex- dictator of Romania). The island was initially built for the purpose of creating an idealised recreational park in the middle of a functional lake in Bucharest. 
Arguably, this unfinished project represents the detritus of failed utopian architecture.
In contrast to the desolate and somewhat ambiguous appearance of Morii Island through constantly rehearsing and re-projecting political ideas the film seeks to address the core issue of: how do we establish hopeful socio-political realities within the context of such harsh social conditions?
Ultimately, is it now a matter of learning hope?