US/Romania, documentary feature (currently in production)

Softly in all directions uncovers forgotten queer histories and weaves together stories of political resistance, imagination, and desire in the shadow of Romania’s communist past. Following a vibrant community of activists and the creation of the country’s first museum of LGBTQ+ history, multigenerational stories combine to reinscribe queer existence into the public record.

Director: Anna Barsan
Producer: Shannon Fitzpatrick
Executive Producer: Charlotte Cook
Cinematography: Zara Popovici & Martyna Starosta

Created with generous support provided by Field of Vision and the Sundance Institute.


©2019 Anna Barsan