In The Beat of a Heart (Apropierea/ Sin Aliento), the fourth feature-length film signed by Tudor Giurgiu, produced by Libra Film Productions and co-produced by Tito Clint Movies (Spain) and Evolution Films (Czech Republic), earned € 250,000 in funding from Eurimages, the cultural fund of the Council of Europe which supports European cinematographic co-productions. The total budget of the film is 1.4 million euros.
Shooting started on October 19th in the Spanish town of Candas and is scheduled to last until the end of November, reaching two more locations in Spain – Cordoba and Sevilla, but also one in Romania, in the Transylvanian town of Sângeorz-Băi. The film is based on the popular eponymous novel by Marin Mălaicu-Hondrari, published in 2010, and is starring Mihai Smarandache (Why me?, Hacker).
The cast includes well-known international actors like Belén Cuesta, Ariadna Gil, Luis Bermejo, Eric Frances, as well as Romanian actors such as: Carmen Florescu (part of 10 pentru Film project at TIFF 2017, collaborates with important theaters in Bucharest), Cristi Iacob (known for his roles in Pepe and Fifi, Youth without Youth, 15, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance), Ioan Coman (performs at “Toma Caragiu” Theater in Ploiesti, made apparences in movies like Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man, Philanthropy), Emilian Oprea (Why me?, Of Snails and Men, Dogs, Orizont, Self-portrait of a Dutiful Daughter), Paul Cimpoieru (founder of the Independent Theater Company “Two of Us”, known for his performance in Homo Americanus play).
In The Beat of a Heart (Apropierea/ Sin Aliento) is Tudor Giurgiu’s fourth feature-length film. His previous title, Why Me?, premiered internationally at the 2015 Berlinale. In 2012, he was awarded Best European Short Film by the European Film Academy for Superman, Spiderman sau Batman.
In The Beat of a Heart (Apropierea/ Sin Aliento) is produced by Libra Film Productions and co-produced by Tito Clint Movies (Spain) and Evolution Films (Czech Republic), with the support of the Romanian National Film Center and the European Union’s Creative Europe program.
The film premieres in Romania in October 2018.