Mihai Sofronea’s first feature film, Căutătorul de vânt/ The Windseeker, has recently finished shooting and enters post-production. The last ten days of filming took place until mid-October in Turcoaia, Dobrogea.
The film features Dan Bordeianu, Olimpia Melinte and Adrian Titieni and follows the story of Radu, a man living in a continuous inertia. One day he receives the implacable verdict that he only has a few more months left to live. He chooses to run away from death, until exhaustion, finding refuge in a small isolated village.
Director Mihai Sofronea wrote the script; the team is also composed of Corina Stavilă (editor), Toni Cartu (director of photography), Marian Pîrvu (production designer), Ana Cântăbine (costumes), Bistra Ketchidjieva (make up & hair).
The post-production phase will be completed by Avanpost.
The film is produced by Libra Film Productions (Tudor Giurgiu, Bogdan Crăciun) and co-produced by Chouchkov Brothers (Boris Chouchkov, Bulgaria), and Living Pictures (Stefan Orlandic, Serbia).
The Windseeker has been developed with the support of the Creative Europe programme – MEDIA of the European Union and will be launched in 2020.
Mihai Sofronea graduated the University of Theatre and Cinema of Bucharest (UNATC). He worked as a first assistant director for various feature films, TV series, promos and videos. He now directs for cinema, television and publicity. In 2011, he co-founded the independent production company Danubius Film Production, which allowed him to produce his short films Waiting for the Sunrise (Best Short Film at Cottbus IFF 2011), The Tree (2014) and Triangle Safari (in post-production).