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March 28th – April 2nd, 2017 / Cinema Muzeul Țăranului & Cinema Elvire Popesco / the 7th edition


Directed by: 
Cinema Muzeul Țăranului - Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 20:30
Cinema Muzeul Țăranului - Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 18:00
Written by: 
Alexandru Petru Bădeliță
Drehluță Ecaterina, Covasa Petru, Sandu Frătăuțeanu
Alexandru Petru Bădeliță
Alexandru Petru Bădeliță
Alexandru Petru Bădeliţă, Martin Delzescaux
Alexandru Petru Bădeliță
Alexandru Petru Bădeliță
Le Fresnoy
Romanian Premiere
With the support of

In an exercise of self-exorcism, Alexandru Petru Bădeliță gives a moving personal account of his traumatized childhood with a rich profusion of narrative layers and artistic techniques. I Made You, I Kill You, which translates - literally - in the power of life and death the paterfamilias holds over the members of his family, is the ultimate motto for the patriarchal society that rules the life of the author's native village. A collage of family photos and children's drawings mix with animation and with a touch of surrealism in an arresting cinematic whole. Voice-overs take turns and complete the grim picture of a childhood dominated by domestic violence. As in reverberation, the father's account tells of beatings and abuse he had suffered himself as a child, which leads to the dispassionate conclusion that he is not a monster; he simply has no knowledge of another way of life. I Made You, I Kill You casts a poignant uncompromising look at a disturbing world where such experiences are not the exception, but the norm. (Adina Marin, BIEFF 2017)

Alexandru Petru Bădeliță

A well-appreciated recurrent presence at BIEFF since the early stages of his career, Alexandru Petru Bădeliță (b. 1989 in Romania) graduated from The Academy of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography Bucharest with a Master of Arts in film editing. He is currently studying at the prestigious LE FRESNOY Studio National des Arts Contemporaines France. He works in fiction, documentary, animation and experimental films, for most of which he does the writing, directing, filming, video & sound editing.​​ Many of his films have been presented and awarded at international festivals. His filmography includes Traveling on One Leg (2015), The Sum Of Little Dreams (2014), Autism (2013), Voices In The Dark (2013), Image Fisherman (2013), Bellow (2013), VLOG 13 (2011), Mother Rome (2010).

Festivals, awards: 
  • International Documentary Film IDFA Amsterdam 2016
  • Official Selection - Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2017
  • Tampere Film Festival International Competition 2017
  • Grand Prize for Short Film - RISC Marseille 2016
  • FIPA - Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels - Biarritz, France 2017
  • Poitier Film Festival 2016
Director's statement:
I think that this film is necessary for me, in this moment of my life. I have always been ashamed to talk about my childhood and I think that this caused me a lot of sadness. As a child, I would dream about an American movie star who would come and take me away from the hell I was living in. I am sure I wasn’t the only one who had this dream. In my case, doing art and making films became my way of dealing with trauma. I also made this film for the people who don’t dare to talk about their childhood maltreatment. (Alexandru Petru Bădeliță)