John 746


In a room packed with objects of all sorts, a man passes the time painting a mural remake of Picasso’s Guernica, giving books away and taking care of his dog Bakunin. In between, he stares blankly at his works, waiting for something to happen or someone to arrive.

“We’ve got to start buying stuff and selling stuff, Bak.”. He handpaints discount signs and hangs them in the window, but the only thing he manages to sell is a baking tray. In a final attempt to reach his audience, he comes up with a plan: The Destruction of Art.

Bio-filmography of the director

Ana Vîjdea is a young filmmaker who graduated from the Department of Cinematography, Photography and Media at the Faculty of Theatre and Television, Babeș-Bolyai University, in Cluj-Napoca in Romania. She did a Master's Degree in Film at Syracuse University in New York, where she benefited from a Fulbright scholarship. Her main interest is in the documentary and diaristic fields and her short films have been shown and awarded at several festivals around the world. Her documentary "Rehearsals" premiered in 55th Krakow Film Festival. Her last documentary "John 746" premiered in Doclisboa 2017 where it won the award for best young director.


Gian (John) Sgromo; Bakoonin; Nikita; Dave; Bobby Nelson


Director: Ana Vîjdea Cinematography: Ana Vîjdea Direct sound: Ana Vîjdea Editors: Ana Vîjdea; Cosmin Nicoara Sound Mixing: Marian Iacoban Producers: Ana Vîjdea (Remora Films); Mário Gajo de Carvalho (Filmes do Gajo).


33 minutes   /   Image: 16x9  /  Sound: Stereo   /  Format: HD   /  Documentary