Four 84-year-old polyphonic singers go on the road to give concerts and promote their first and only record, meditating on a happier past, a daunting present and a near death.
Produced by:
Mandragora
Co-produced by:
Virafilms
Songs for a Museum

Songs for a Museum

 We’ve given it a lot of thought and, after many  changes and reconsiderations, we decided that this will be the final title of the film. “IHO” is now called “Songs for a museum”. We can’t wait for you to see why. Because now, we have a final edit of the film....
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Romanian premiere at Astra Film Festival

Romanian premiere at Astra Film Festival

“Songs for a Museum” was screened for the first time in Romania at Astra Film Festival in Sibiu, as part of the special section “Made in Romania”. Thanks to everybody who attended the two screenings, who were interested in finding more about the film and who said all the nice things about it. Hope to...
Film poster

Film poster

  Artwork by Alex Tamba and Vlad Simion.                                                                
A delightful journey

A delightful journey

Thierry Garrel, producer and consultant, founder and former Head of Documentaries at Arte France, wrote some beautiful words about the film. And here they are: “Un délicieux voyage en compagnie de quatre papis truculents qui perpétuent les chants d’une culture en voie de disparition. Un premier film tres prometteur” / “A delightful journey in company...
Mandragora

Mandragora

    We’re very proud to announce that Mandragora is now the main producer for “Iho”, thanks to Cristi Puiu and Anca Puiu. We’d also like to give a warm welcome in our team to our new production manager – Razvan Cliza
Project Market and Prague, here we come

Project Market and Prague, here we come

We’re very excited about taking our rough cut to the 2013 Project Market organized by IDF – Institute of Documentary Film during the East Doc Platform happening in Prague at the beginning of March. Check out our page on Dokweb here: http://www.dokweb.net/en/documentary-network/east-european-docs/-iho-the-way-we-used-to-sing-6248/?groupId=24&group=24&country&genere&director&producer&cut&camera&coproducer&length&participated=137&malpha&fulltext    
Editing

Editing

Using a visual map of our material, we’re currently working on a rough cut that is roughly ready:)
Unfinished stories

Unfinished stories

“Aistă primveară nu nâ știmu cum yini”. “This spring, we don’t know how it will turn out to be”. This is a song about Mita and Yiţa – two shepherds that were cowardly slayed by some Greeks while they were tending to the sheep in their fold. And then, you could just hear Yiţa’s father...
“Does an airplane have stairs or not?”

“Does an airplane have stairs or not?”

It’s the question with which our four characters start teasing one another when talking about trips abroad, in countries that are far away from their village. In 2010, the four Aromanian Farsirot polyphonic singers were invited in China to perform a concert with Grigore Leşe, at the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. They traveled 12 hours...