Movies

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Feature Films

Green Moon

Green Moon is a road movie about the young generation and its problems. It is a contemporary story, about young people and their pursuit of happiness which they imagine it may be fulfilled by blind dating on Internet, buying art objects, driving luxurious cars, psychedelic music, theatre, money, love.

Gruber’s Journey

Gruber’s journey starts with the Italian writer and journalist Curzio Malaparte, the author of the famous novel „Kaputt”, visiting Iasi, a few days after the beginning of the war against the Soviet Russia, in June 1941. Curzio Malaparte, interpreted by Florin Piersic Jr., is searching for Joseph Gruber, a Jewish doctor, to cure his severe allergy. Malaparte, struggling in the thicket of the Romanian civilian and military bureaucracy, fighting with their indifference, makes a terrible discovery...

Ho Ho Ho

Horace, a 8 years old boy, who still believes in Santa Clause, received as a Christmas gift a day at the mall. What ought to be a normal Christmas day turns into an adventure when Horace loses his mother. He mets John, a pickpocket disguised as Santa Clause, who was in the middle of an illegal operation. Unlike the Santas on TV, John doesn't seem to like children. Althought, the boy is convinced that this is the real Santa Clause and tail of it, causing all sorts of trouble as dangerous, as funny. Finally John finds the magic of Christmas and Horace discovers that miracles indeed, occur.

If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle

18 years old Silviu spent his last four years in juvenile prison. Now, 5 days before his release, he faces the challenge of his life: he has to choose between saving his younger brother or getting out of jail without being humiliated. In a desperate effort to do both, Silviu loses control and finds himself against the wall. He closes his eyes... Freedom, wind, his first kiss, the road, another 20 years in prison. Anything can happen to him now.

Intermediary

Cristi, a police officer, refuses to arrest a young man for offering drugs to his friends. The deal is punished by the law. Cristi thinks the law will change and that he won't have to have a teenager's life on his consience. For his superior, the word “consience” gets another meaning...

Documentaries

Memory In Stone

Memory In Stone

After 40 years Demian Joseph returns to Rosia Montana in the footsteps of two films: "Stone Wedding" and "Spirit of Gold" ... what's left of the sentimental picture of what happened to those places ... the people … is the film crew still present in their memory? The film can be a requiem for a vanished world, a place that is currently agonizing ... but also for three great artists: Mircea Veroiu, Leopoldina Bălănuţă, Dorin Liviu Zaharia.

Merry Circus (Circul Vesel)

Mina and Carol have been married for 55 years. They were both circus artists. Mina is 75 years-old and Carol is 84 years-old, they have a daughter, two grandchildren and a 4 year-old great-granddaughter. Carol is Toma Zdebschi’s son, one of the first circus owners from Romania. After the communists took control of Romania, the Romanian circuses were taken over by the state. Carol was forced to give away the name of “Globus Circus”, this name being used now by the circus owned by the state. The couple retired in 1992 and currently they live in their house from the Rahova neighborhood, Bucharest. In their front yard we can still see the wagon they travelled across the country with. Every year, on August 29th, family and friends gather to celebrate Carol’s birthday.

My Beautiful Dacia

My Beautiful Dacia is an extravagant and humoristic odyssey from Communism to Capitalism, seen from the perspective of one of Romania's most charismatic symbols, the Dacia automobile. The film follows several Romanians -from rich to poor, from old to young- whose lives are interconnected by this humble car, thus showing the present transformation of Romanian society from past to present. Can this car be the answer to Romania'ssocial changes?

The World According to Ion B.

The film starts in 2008. Ion B is a 62 year-old homeless man living in Bucharest. As a young man, he had dreamed of becoming a film director. In the 70’s he started creating collages that he refers to as “my films”. In 2008, a young gallery owner heard by chance about Ion and his work. The homeless man showed him a collection of old suitcases filled with almost 1000 collages he had made between the 70’s and the 90’s. Only one year later, in 2009, Ion lives in his own home and has become one of the most important contemporary Romanian artists. This is the story of a genuine artist living on the edge of society, creating art in its purest form. For himself.

Short Films - fiction

Lord

Though he hates dogs, Toni is involved in finding lost animals and then emotionally blackmailing the owners to get a nice amount of money. Because of an old and ugly Pekingese, that Toni cannot get away from, he is surprised by the feelings of affection that arise in him.

On the House

On the House

July 2009, Bucharest, Romania.

Nelu is an accordionist of Roma origin who plays daily in the city trams. Sometimes for free.

Orange/Milk

Orange/Milk

Two childhood friends try to reconnect after a long time spent apart. Struggling with alienation, voyeurism and obsession, they manage to come together with their feelings.

Oxygen

Oxygen

During the communist dictatorship in Romania (1945-1989), thousands of people risked their lives trying to flee the country. Desperation led them to invent the most incredible methods to illegally cross the borders. Although some of them escaped, many lost their lives in these attempts.

Oxygen is a free reconstitution of such a real case: a man who tried to illegally cross the Danube with the help of an oxygen tube.

The Cage

The Cage

The story is about Alex, a boy who finds a sick pigeon in the street and takes it home where he meets his father's vehement resistance. After a dull fight, the pigeon gets a place on the balcony, but now Alex wants a cage.

Animation Films

White Noise

White Noise

With a calmness that breaks the harmony of the piano, he passes his being through paint. His thorough friend, the brush, cuts a space in the setting and the notes pulsate spasmodically.

You Can't Hurry Love

You Can't Hurry Love

Animation about two bugs and their desperate attempts to get a date with each other. There is a reason why they cannot.

Film Schools Competition

A Beautiful Day

A Beautiful Day

In a place isolated from humans, where only nature follows her course, a lot of things can happen. A man is riding his bicycle, the following curve could change his life forever.

A Single Day

A Single Day

A young couple has difficulties communicating. He is a director at a multinational company and travels a lot for work. Neglecting his wife, she finds comfort in the arms of a young man. The husband finds out about  this adventure and is ready to begin negotiations and to forgive his wife. Furthermore, he changes his way of living.

A Typical Saturday

A Typical Saturday

Mrs. Adelaide Georgescu, recently retired, is living alone in her downtown apartment. Her only company is  her canary Bibişor. In what seemed to be just an ordinary  Saturday, Mrs. Adelaide receives a call from her daughter  announcing her visit together with her husband and son. Lady Adelaide is very pleased with the news and does everything she can to receive her family as well as possible. But very soon she discovers that this turns out to be more than just a simple visit.

European Film Panorama

Looking for Eric

Eric Bishop, a middle-aged postman working for the Manchester sorting office, is going through a dreadful crisis. For starters, his second life companion has not resurfaced although she was released from prison a few months ago. He is left alone with two stepsons to look after, which is no bed of roses since the two teens disrespect him and keep disobeying him. As a result Eric panics... Having lost all his bearings, Eric Bishop soliloquizes face to the poster of his idol, another Eric, French footballer Eric Cantona, when the latter appears just like the genie out of Aladdin's lamp. Through a series of aphorisms peculiar to him, the footballer-philosopher will help remorse-ridden desperate Eric Bishop to get by.

The Ghost Writer

When a successful British ghostwriter, THE GHOST WRITER, agrees to complete the memoirs of former British Prime Minister ADAM LANG, his agent assures him it’s the opportunity of a lifetime. But the project seems doomed from the start—not least because his predecessor on the project, Lang’s long-term aide, died in an unfortunate accident. The Ghost flies out to work on the project, in the middle of winter, to an oceanfront house on an island off the U.S. Eastern seaboard. But the day after he arrives, a former British cabinet minister accuses Lang of authorizing the illegal seizure of suspected terrorists and handing them over for torture by the CIA—a war crime. The controversy brings reporters and protesters swarming to the island mansion where Lang is staying with his wife, RUTH, and his personal assistant (and mistress), AMELIA. As The Ghost works, he begins to uncover clues suggesting his predecessor may have stumbled on a dark secret linking Lang to the CIA—and that somehow this information is hidden in the manuscript he left behind. Was Lang in the service of the American intelligence agency while he was prime minister? And was The Ghost’s predecessor murdered because of the appalling truth he uncovered? Resonating with topical themes, this atmospheric and suspenseful political thriller is a story of deceit and betrayal on every level— sexual, political and literary. In a world in which nothing, and no one, is as it seems, The Ghost quickly discovers that the past can be deadly—and that history is decided by whoever stays alive to write it.

Un prophete

Set largely within prison walls, the film details the prison career of Malik el Djebena (Tahar Rahim), a 19-year-old man of North African origin but estranged from the Muslim community. Sentenced to six years for what appears to be violence against police (albeit denied by Malik), he is chosen by Cesar Luciani (Niels Arestrup), feared kingpin of the prisons reigning Corsican gang, to kill a prisoner named Reyeb (Hichem Yacoubi) who had initially offers Malik drugs in exchange for sex. Reyeb is in prison awaiting testifying against the mob. Malik commits the bloody murder, and thanks to Luciani's near-total control of the prisons internal workings - gets off scot-free. This makes him a lieutenant in the prisons Corsican gang, initially entrusted only with menial duties and disparaged as an Arab outsider.

"A Drop of Sea" Contest

Loneliness

When did you last spend time with your child? A movie about a messed up world that forgot the  simple joys of life like the smile of a child.

Simply complicated

How do you feel when everything crumbles around you? When illusions fall down and scream after a warm smile? There are feelings that bewilder you , ghosts of grief haunt your existence... And you are alone.
Have you ever made time to hear the story of a soul condemned to bear a cross that is to heavy to handle? The soul of a man suffering from a fatal disease ... Have you ever dug deeper than the physical barrier that is seen? To manage to get  past the appearances to enter the soul of a suffering? That is what the  short film "simply complicated" proposes  to achieve. Borrowing the vision of  a PLWHA, the film unfolds as a story whose idea is that, in nature, all men are equal, we all have dreams and feelings so discrimination in the Universe simply has no point what so ever.

Stop Human Trafficking

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