Off The Beaten Track chronicles a world, untouched for centuries, struggling with profound change. Since joining the EU, Romanians have been free to work as agricultural labourers and can earn more in one month than a year in their traditional occupation as shepherds.
The films follows Albin, a teenage shepherd from a remote village in Northern Transylvania, over the course of a year as he makes his way through the ever-changing environment where traditions and the slow pace of the shepherds' routines are gradually being replaced by modern values. The film reflects on a year of change in the village where modernity causes clashes between generations and asks, what are quality of life, progress and prosperity?
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011
Transylvania International Film Festival 2010