31 Hours

by Claudiu Mitcu

2021, Short, 21 minutes


Ștefan, the only surgeon available, takes on one final patient after working a 31-hour shift. In what should have been a simple procedure the 8-year old boy dies on the table. In this powerful short, the corrupt Romanian healthcare system is put under close scrutiny upon the backdrop of sorrow, payoffs and threats.

Please note: this film program is available only to viewers in the United States.

A Zoom Q&A with director Claudiu Mitcu will air on the ARCS Facebook page. In their confirmation email, ticket purchasers will receive a link to join the Zoom if they are interested in participating. The Q&A takes place Nov. 20 at 12:30pm PT, and will be held in Romanian.