CĂLĂRAȘI - A Land by the Gate of Heaven
Dumitru Grosei was born in Marinici, Moldova in 1969. He studied law at Iasi University and in 1994 he started studying Film Directing at UNATC Bucharest. In 1995 he was assistant director of famous French director Bertrand Tavernier, CAPITAINE CONAN movie. Between 1998-2002, he produced several music videos and commercials in Bucharest, with an independent production company. Currently lives in Chisinau and is the founder president of the Association of Independent Filmmakers of Moldova.
The land of Călărași is a very special place. Even though the whole of Moldova is a really charming and beautiful place, Călărași stands out because of its location. This rich and beautiful location, has its own specific priorities: of history, culture, spirituality, ethnography, agriculture, crafts and customs, but also of using the ”Codrii” (ancient dense woods) as a means of defense. Because of ”Codrii”, Calarasi was able to resist to all the barbaric invasions that happened in the past.