Project Description

A Száraz Völgy

The Dry Valley


The Dry Valley portrays a Romanian village and its inhabitants. For Valea Seaca People Scandinavia became their second home. Most of them travel regularly to Europe to earn money and support their families, often as beggars or unskilled laborers. In order to find the traces of the journey to Scandinavia, two Norwegian filmmakers start to explore the village. A surprising and poetic depiction of the effects of migration on those who leave and are left behind.

  • Nordic/Docs – Best Short Documentary
  • Oslo Short Film Festival – Best Short Documentary
  • Norway Documentary Films Festival – Special Mansion
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Year 2018, Norwegian
Language English, Swedish, Romanian
Type Short Documentary
Runtime 29′
Subtitle Turkish, English
Color Color
Format Digital
Director Julie Lunde Lillesæter
Co-Director Julia Dahr
Cinematography Julie Lunde Lillesæter
Editing Adam Thomas
Sound Karoline Fjugstad Wendelborg
Producer Julia Dahr & Julie Lunde Lillesæter


Julie Lunde Lillesæter

  • 2012 – Wind of Change – Julia Dahr (Short)
  • 2017 – Thank You For The Rain – Julia Dahr (Short)
  • 2017 – Illegal Activists – Julia Dahr ve Julie Lunde Lillesæter (Short)
  • 2018 – When Pride Came To Town – Julie Lunde Lillesæter ve Julia Dahr (Short)
  • 2019 – The Resilient – Julie Lunde Lillesæter (Short)