“Legacy” at Cottbus

After having its world premiere in the competition of Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur (September 27 – October 4), Urma/ Legacy, the debut feature of actor and director Dorian Boguță will be screened at The FilmFestival Cottbus, in Spectrum section, on November 7. 

“This directing debut from actor Dorian Boguţă features a suspenseful narrative which, though presented laconically, represents a focused and meticulous study of investigative work, as well as the mysteries of everyday human coexistence”, wrote the festival programmers. 

A young man has disappeared; his sister and his girlfriend are mystified. The film accompanies two policemen as they investigate: collegial jokes, the everyday monotony of the work and, now and again, new leads. The missing person was fatally ill and yet he obviously wanted to make a mark before his departure. By any means necessary, as ultimately proves to be the case in this laconically captured psycho-drama.

Actors Teodor Corban, Marin Grigore (Sieranevada) and Irina Rădulescu play important parts, along with Dragoș Bucur, Mădălina Ghenea, Lucian Ifrim, Liviu Pintileasa.

Noted by the international press in Paolo Sorrentino’s La Grande Bellezza, Mădălina Ghenea takes her first role in a Romanian film. The star plays a central role of a woman who turns out to be a key figure in the police investigation. 

Legacy is produced by Hai Hui Entertainment, in co-production with Mandragora, Actoriedefilm and Point Film. Dorian Boguță and Loredana Novak wrote the script; Barbu Bălășoiu (Sieranevada) is the director of photography, and Tudor Popescu – the editor of the film. 

The film will be distributed in Romania by Transilvania Film, in March 2020.