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  • 8th of March / 8 Martie (2012)
    A derelict coal mine, a tramway depot, a small ready-made clothing workshop of a former fashion house, a dairy factory, and a world of women who lived their youth in communism. In capitalism, they work in difficult conditions but they do not complain. Their simple and humane stories form a complicated historical puzzle. Routine, frustration, […]
  • Aliyah DaDa / Aliyah DaDa (2014)
    Aliyah DaDa presents a well documented history of Jews in Romania. In 1882, a small community in  Moinești was leaving for the Holy Land, to establish one of the first settlements in Palestine. Since then, the path of Jews towards Israel has been intertwined with the history of modern Romania through a love-hate bond, the […]
  • America, Here We Come! / America, Venim! (2014)
    Six Romanian artists get to live the dream of their life in a road-movie full of adventures. Coming all the way from the little town of Târgovişte, five actors, the director, and a little child with his huge teddy bear, are crossing the ocean to perform in New York. Not everything goes according to plan […]
  • Another Christmas (2012)
    Parents who leave still believe in Santa Clause. “Another Christmas” is a Romanian short film directed by Tudor Giurgiu, about the drama of the children who are left at home with their grandparents, by parents working abroad. A boy is waiting for his parents to come back from Italy, to spend Christmas together. He hasn’t […]
  • Ashes and Blood / Cenusa si sange (2009)
    Exiled from her country after her husband’s murder ten years earlier, Judith lives in Marseille with her three children. After having refused to see her family for years, Judith, in spite of her fears and secrets, allows herself to be influenced by her children’s wishes and accepts an invitation to their cousin’s wedding. They set […]
  • Australia (2009)
    In 2008, Romania participated for the first time in the Homeless World Cup Finals, which took place in Melbourne. This is the story of the seven players in the national squad, from the moment they came together as a team and until the end of the tournament. Go Romania! A film about ”the first participation of […]
  • Between Two Dawns (2021)
    MINORITY CO-PRODUCTION | After a worker severely injured in their family business, Kadir is forced into making a moral decision, which will have an impact on his dreams, his family and the life of injured worker’s wife.
  • Birds Way / Drumul pasarilor (2009)
    Birds Way is a magical realist story, an Eastern European fairy tale – a creative documentary that follows the daily routine of an Old Believer community struggling to survive and maintain their traditions in spite of the overwhelming intrusion of modernity. In the Danube Delta, in Periprava, the old ones die and the traditions are […]
  • Breaking News (2017)
     A psychological journey of redemption that turns into a coming-of-age experience for a 35 year old famous news reporter who, in a crucial moment of his life, discovers that things have somehow taken a wrong turn. Other films by Iulia Rugină: Love Building (2013), Alt Love Building (2015). After the tragic death of his cameraman which he indirectly […]
  • Camelia (2011)
    The short film “Camelia”, signed by Marian Crisan, tells the story of an ordinary gathering that takes place in a residential area. The story revolves around an absent character (Camelia), who, in spite of that, has a major impact upon the ones present. Florin, a thirty something man, is coming back from work. He works […]
  • Canibal / Cannibal (2013)
    Carlos is the most prestigious tailor in Granada, but he’s also a murderer in the shadows. He feels no remorse, no guilt, until Nina appears in his life and love awakens. She will make him realize the true nature of his acts and, for the first time, love awakens. Carlos is evil incarnate, unaware of […]
  • Chemistry/ Chimie
    After a childhood spent in the working class neighborhood of a small industrial town on the shores of the Black Sea, Ana Petreanu is now captain of a major handball team and married to the financial manager of the factory that sponsors the club. But a serious injury clouds this perfect picture. Ana is confronted […]
  • Children of Uranium / Copiii Uraniului (2009)
    There are several legends about the discovery of the uranium ore deposits from Baita. Some of them say that Soviet would have been accidentally discovered the ore in the early 50’s. Others say that the Germans were informed about its existence and they even built an acces road. It is said that if the Germans […]
  • Chronicle of a Death Foretold / Cronica unei morti amanate (2007)
    The film tells the story of an old man, hit by a tram that is brought at a hospital morgue from Bucharest. When Cecil Bulumac (the doctor) and the nurse are ready to start the autopsy, they realize that the old man is still alive, but is serious injured and needs help. Frightened by the […]
  • Cinema, Mon Amour (2015)
    Cinema, Mon Amour follows the story of Victor Purice – manager, former projectionist and lifetime cinephile along with his two employees, Cornelia & Lorena, in their everyday battle to preserve Dacia Panoramic Cinema in Piatra Neamt – one of the last remaining cinemas in Romania today. Having lived through the golden age of cinema, Victor […]
  • Claudiu And The Fish / Claudiu si crapii (2013)
    Claudiu works in a big supermarket, at the fresh fish department. Day by day, he watches the live carps struggling to move and breathe in their small, overpacked aquarium. When one of them starts coughing like a human being, Claudiu decides to take action
  • Crissea IV
    Adrian lives with his father, whom he takes care of, close to the canals of the Danube Delta. He makes a living off the fish he catches and sells, but things haven’t been going so well lately. When he meets Maria, his high-school sweetheart, Adrian has to finally make a decision regarding his future.
  • Crossing dates / Intalniri incrucisate (2009)
    Each day of our lives brings us new encounters with our fellow-men: our paths cross, we see each other, and speak or don’t speak to each other. Then we walk away to the next encounter. Both chance and intention play a part in these encounters, and the consequences can remain like footmarks on the paths […]
  • Death and the Knight/ Moartea și cavalerul
    Secluded for ages inside his tower, a Knight is awoken from his slumber by a mysterious whisper.
  • Delta (2007)
    A quiet young man returns to the wild, isolated landscape of the Delta. It is a labyrinth of waterways, small islands and over-grown vegetation, where the villagers are cut off from the outside world. The young man, who has been away since early childhood, is introduced to a sister he never knew he had. She […]
  • Eden
    Eva is a woman over forty who suffers from a disease called SCM (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity). She is allergic to all chemicals, radio waves and electromagnetic fields. This makes her unable to work and to live a normal life. Her brother is convinced that a transmitter that a mobile phone company installed on a roof […]
  • First Night / Prima noapte (2016)
    Alex’s birthday is coming up soon and his father prepared a very special surprise for him. The night is going to be intense. First Night had its world premiere in the Orizzonti Short Film Competition at Venice Film Festival, 2016. The cast includes young actors Alfredo Minea and Cristiana Luca, along with reknown actors Mimi Brănescu […]
  • Full Stop. Interior zero. / Punct. Interior zero.
    Under the pressure of handling the loss of his wife in a reality that becomes harder and harder to understand, a political TV show presenter starts to increasingly and willingly substitute his dreams for his real life. Until he can’t distinguish which is which.
  • Havana, Cuba
    In the tragicomic short film, an ever-quiet taxi driver meets five different people over the course of one night during Christmas Holidays. An abused runaway wife, a failed actor dressed as Santa Claus, an impossible love story of a lower class young man and two young teenagers making love in the back seat, all come […]
  • In Search of the Lost Father / In cautarea tatalui pierdut (2016)
    When John was born, in 1934, his mother gifted him with three names: John, Constantin, and Brâncuşi. She told him his father was Constantin Brâncuşi, the famous sculptor, but that he was never to tell a soul. John kept this a secret his entire life. Today, at the age of 78, he embarked on a […]
  • Katalin Varga (2009)
    Antal Borlan’s loving wife would never even suspect that her devoted and kind husband is responsible for a past atrocity. Antal believes he has felt God’s forgiveness and that his enduring marriage is testament to his redemption. An avenging angel by the name of Katalin Varga scales the Carpathian Mountains by horse and is in […]
  • Kino Caravan / Caravana Cinematografica (2010)
    In an isolated village in Transylvania, at the beginning of the 60’s, the people live peacefully under the leadership of Tanasie, the local People’s Council’s President. A mobile cinema, run by a young and ambitious communist activist, Tavi, arrives with the express mission of making a propaganda film screening. It’s Tavi’s first assignment and he […]
  • Legacy / Urma
    Anton, a famous pianist, has gone missing. The policeman who takes over the case gradually learns about the artist’s troubled fate, his bizarre relationships and the decisions that triggered a whirlwind of surprising events. After the death of his parents, Anton became obsessed with the happiness of his sister, Ana, beyond the limits of brotherly […]
  • Love Sick / Legaturi bolnavicioase (2006)
    Love. It just happens. No rules. It may look sick, but it’s deep and it hurts. For everyone, Alex and Kiki are just good friends. They happen to be two girls experiencing another kind of love. For their family, Kiki and Sandu are sister and brother who sometimes fight. They happen to be lovers. Love […]
  • Menocchio (2018)
    Italy. Late 1500s, counter-reformation – the genesis of the battle between the power of the Church of Rome and the local authorities. The battlefield is the conscience of the faithful and the instrument is confession. The objective: total control over the soul, more so even than the body. Nothing, absolutely nothing must escape the ears […]
  • Occasional Spies / Spioni de ocazie (2020)
    A Second World War less-known story about ordinary people recruited by British Intelligence and sent in a mission in German-occupied Eastern Europe, to find escape routes for the Allies’ war prisoners and organize the resistance. A very daring mission, for some young Jewish people from Palestine, to return to their countries of origins, to defy […]
  • Océane
    A coming of age story of a 17-year-old Parisienne girl (Océane), who falls in love with a Romanian photographer having an exhibit in Paris. The next year she comes to Bucharest to move into his apartment as a sub-letter, unbeknownst to him. This sweet stalker befriends the photographer’s family, but in Bucharest she also meets […]
  • October / Octombrie
    A 18 year old teenager receives an odd request from his father: he asks him to try to convince his best friend, a 40 year old man, to not commit suicide. Cristian Pascariu’s first feature film. Developed in the frame of the ScripTeast program. Born in 1987 in Botosani, Romania. In 2010, Cristian Pascariu graduated the […]
  • Of Snails and Men / Despre oameni si melci (2012)
    Of Snails and Men is inspired by true events. In a small town, the state-owned car factory, which employs almost all the local men, is about to be privatised. What the workers do not know is that their manager plans to make money from the deal and approaches two French businessmen, father and son, who […]
  • Oli’s Wedding / Nunta lui Oli (2009)
    Alone in his kitchen in Bucharest, Dorel prepares for what seems to be a party. Actually, it’s his son’s wedding which takes place in the USA. Dorel is going to watch the wedding through a webcam together with two of his son’s friends. On the small display they are going to meet the bride, her […]
  • One Hour in Mamaia / O ora la Mamaia
    1985, communist Romanian at the seaside. A 14 year old Romanian boy and a 13 year old Swedish girl. They begin a correspondence that will last for over two decades. It’s a story about communism seen through the eyes of two teenagers who live in radically different societies and about Europe itself.
  • Our Big Time (2012)
    Graz 1944. The bombs are no longer targeted at industrial towns only. All cultural centres of the so-called “Ostmark” face numerous air raid warnings per day. Even the children of these towns are now evacuated. The last wave of the children evacuation programme has begun. Ferry and Alex, two blood brothers as defined by Karl […]
  • Parking (2019)
    Adrian is a poor Romanian writer trying to make it in Spain, while grappling with the prejudices that are inflicted both upon and by him. An unabashed romantic with a temper to boot, he divides his time evenly between typing out his woes and attempting to woo the dreamy-but-doomed Maria, a Spanish musician. Main info: […]
  • Piano / Piano (2013)
    He wants her. She wants him. One bed, both of them in it. Even though they are been declaring their love for each other for more than an year now, still it’s not enough for their love affair to work today even thought it worked so many times before. It’s not routine.  It’s not boredom.  […]
  • Popcorn Story (2001)
    A story about the magic of cinema. A popcorn bag hiding the “stuff” is lost by the drug dealers and gets to ZET, an innocent guy who finds “MAGIC” cinema by chance and suddenly falls in love with LILI, the girl who’s selling popcorn. Another weird guy shows up and ruins all plans. 
  • Servants (2020)
    Two students of a theological seminary in totalitarian Czechoslovakia must decide if they’ll choose the easier way of collaboration, or if they’ll subject themselves to the surveillance of the secret police. The year is 1980. Michal and Juraj are students at a theological seminary in totalitarian Czechoslovakia. Fearing the dissolution of their school, the tutors […]
  • Sibiu ’89
    December 21st, 1989. Morning. Ion Fagadaru (35), a Police Major working for the Criminal Investigation Department receives a phone call urging him to the headquarters. In Sibiu, people had started getting out onto the street early in the morning, to demonstrate against Nicolae Ceaușescu and the regime. During the confrontations, several demonstrators had been arrested. […]
  • Somewhere in Palilula / Undeva la Palilula (2012)
    The 60’s, Romania. Serafim, a young doctor, is sent to the Hospital in Palilula, a small town lost somewhere on the country map, after the death of the previous pediatrician, Mr. Pantelică. Palilula, an authentic “Macondo” from the region of Oltenia, is a place where the insignificant coexists with charming things; in the hospital, the […]
  • Spiral (2020)
    Spiral is a psychological drama, a reflection on letting go of the past and on how life and nature’s cycles are connected. All four seasons on a lake. Bence and Janka live in an old house on the shore. They take care of the lake and make a living from the fees paid to them by […]
  • Summer Break / Vacanta la tara (2015)
    Mircea and his cousin Denis are spending the summer vacation at their grandparents house, in the countryside. Used to the city life, the two teenagers soon get bored and, in order to have some fun and hopefully attract media attention, they secretly create some crop circles in a nearby wheat field.
  • Superman, Spiderman sau Batman (2011)
    Aron, a 5-year-old boy, sets together with his worried father on a journey at the end of which he wishes, like the superheroes in the comic books, to save his mother suffering from a heart condition.
  • The Bear / Ursul (2011)
    At the Bucharest Circus, the new young manager is trying to solve the major financial issues of the company by selling its only bear (old and about to die soon) to German hunters. But the artists do not want to sacrifice their favourite animal so the manager decides to steal the bear and run to […]
  • The Great Adventure/ Marea aventură
    The film tells the story of a 35-year-old woman who goes with her husband, son and friends at the beach, in a Bulgarian village by the border with Romania. A newly arrived man comes and disturbs the peaceful holiday. Though at first the two families welcome him gladly, gradually we discover that Lucia already knows […]
  • The Great Communist Bank Robbery / Marele jaf comunist (2005)
    In 1959, in Romania, six former members of the nomenklatura and the secret police organise a hold up of the National Bank. After their arrest, the state forces them to play themselves in a film which reconstitutes the crime and the investigation. At the end of their trial, filmed live, they are sentenced to death […]
  • The History of Love / Povestea iubirii (2016)
    What if a book written before World War II in a little village in Eastern Europe could shine through the years, crossing continents and surviving violent conflicts, to guide the journey of three generations? This book is entitled THE HISTORY OF LOVE. New York, the 21st century. Leo, an old Polish Jewish immigrant, lives with the […]
  • The Japanese Dog / Cainele Japonez (2013)
    After twenty years, an old man, widowed by the recent floods, and his son, who has been living in Japan, see each other again for the first time. Their expectations run high and during this brief reencounter, both try to overcome the distance that has grown between them. When his son and his family have […]
  • The Moromete Family 2 / Morometii 2 (2018)
    Horațiu Mălăele A sequel to one of Romanian cinema’s most lauded adaptations, The Moromete Family, film tells the tale of Ilie Moromete and his family and focuses on his youngest son, Niculae. The entire order of the world of the village, where the most important thing is to own land and work it, changes upon the […]
  • The Spruce Forest/ Pădurea de molizi 
    An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Romanian villagers from Bessarabia and Northern half of Bukovina at the Fantana Alba forest in April 1st, 1941.
  • The Tanase Affair / Afacerea Tanase (2013)
    In 1982 the newly elected president of France François Mitterrand faces romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu through an espionage story worthy of a police novel, a conflict during the Cold War a backstage fight between the secret services of the two countries DST and the Securitate. In january 1982, Ceausescu asks one of his agents to […]
  • The Windseeker/ Căutătorul de vânt (2020)
    Radu lives a solitary, sterile life. A promising job interview seems to give him a chance of breaking free from depression, but after some medical tests required by the company, he finds out that he only has a few more months left to live.  He leaves the city and after weeks of driving, exhausted, he […]
  • The World is Mine / Lumea e a mea (2015)
    Sixteen-year-old Larisa lives in a small town by the sea. Her relationship with her mother, who struggles with a lack of finances, is far from ideal, and in addition to that, the girl has to care for her helpless grandmother pretty much by herself. When Larisa falls in love with Florin, the local playboy, she […]
  • They May Still Be Alive Today / Poate mai trăiesc și azi (2020)
    When Vlad is jealous Clara is sure of herself. When Clara is enthusiastic, Vlad is bored. When Vlad is happy, Clara is depressed. When Clara is furious, Vlad is calm. Only when Vlad becomes Prince Charming, does Clara finally become his princess. Tired of waiting for love to happen to her Clara (33) decides to […]
  • Train of Hunger / Trenul foamei (2010)
    Times seem to have not changed for an old veteran of the World War II. Living in a country hit by the crisis, with an insufficient pension, he must fight to survive, just like during the war and the years of famine which followed. Trying to turn into money the train travel coupons he receive […]
  • Weddings, Music and Videotapes / Nunti, muzici si casete video (2008)
    A 52-minute behind-the-scenes insight of the Romanian wedding industry, with cameramen, photographers and singers from all around the country in the spotlight. Their life stories, their editing styles, their hands-on-approach know-how and, of course, their performances at weddings, mix up in a shortcut-style film. George Stirbat, the 30-something one-man-show singer from the small town of […]
  • Why Me? / De ce eu? (2015)
    Based on real events,  Why Me? tells the story of Cristian (played by Emilian Oprea), a young idealistic prosecutor whose career is on the rise, tries to crack a case against a senior colleague accused of corruption. The dilemma of choosing between his career and the truth weighs heavily on his shoulders. Looking further to solve […]

  • They May Still Be Alive Today / Poate mai trăiesc și azi (2020)
    When Vlad is jealous Clara is sure of herself. When Clara is enthusiastic, Vlad is bored. When Vlad is happy, Clara is depressed. When Clara is furious, Vlad is calm. Only when Vlad becomes Prince Charming, does Clara finally become his princess. Tired of waiting for love to happen to her Clara (33) decides to […]
  • The Windseeker/ Căutătorul de vânt (2020)
    Radu lives a solitary, sterile life. A promising job interview seems to give him a chance of breaking free from depression, but after some medical tests required by the company, he finds out that he only has a few more months left to live.  He leaves the city and after weeks of driving, exhausted, he […]
  • Spiral (2020)
    Spiral is a psychological drama, a reflection on letting go of the past and on how life and nature’s cycles are connected. All four seasons on a lake. Bence and Janka live in an old house on the shore. They take care of the lake and make a living from the fees paid to them by […]
  • Servants (2020)
    Two students of a theological seminary in totalitarian Czechoslovakia must decide if they’ll choose the easier way of collaboration, or if they’ll subject themselves to the surveillance of the secret police. The year is 1980. Michal and Juraj are students at a theological seminary in totalitarian Czechoslovakia. Fearing the dissolution of their school, the tutors […]
  • Parking (2019)
    Adrian is a poor Romanian writer trying to make it in Spain, while grappling with the prejudices that are inflicted both upon and by him. An unabashed romantic with a temper to boot, he divides his time evenly between typing out his woes and attempting to woo the dreamy-but-doomed Maria, a Spanish musician. Main info: […]
  • Occasional Spies / Spioni de ocazie (2020)
    A Second World War less-known story about ordinary people recruited by British Intelligence and sent in a mission in German-occupied Eastern Europe, to find escape routes for the Allies’ war prisoners and organize the resistance. A very daring mission, for some young Jewish people from Palestine, to return to their countries of origins, to defy […]
  • Legacy / Urma
    Anton, a famous pianist, has gone missing. The policeman who takes over the case gradually learns about the artist’s troubled fate, his bizarre relationships and the decisions that triggered a whirlwind of surprising events. After the death of his parents, Anton became obsessed with the happiness of his sister, Ana, beyond the limits of brotherly […]
  • The Moromete Family 2 / Morometii 2 (2018)
    Horațiu Mălăele A sequel to one of Romanian cinema’s most lauded adaptations, The Moromete Family, film tells the tale of Ilie Moromete and his family and focuses on his youngest son, Niculae. The entire order of the world of the village, where the most important thing is to own land and work it, changes upon the […]
  • Havana, Cuba
    In the tragicomic short film, an ever-quiet taxi driver meets five different people over the course of one night during Christmas Holidays. An abused runaway wife, a failed actor dressed as Santa Claus, an impossible love story of a lower class young man and two young teenagers making love in the back seat, all come […]
  • Breaking News (2017)
     A psychological journey of redemption that turns into a coming-of-age experience for a 35 year old famous news reporter who, in a crucial moment of his life, discovers that things have somehow taken a wrong turn. Other films by Iulia Rugină: Love Building (2013), Alt Love Building (2015). After the tragic death of his cameraman which he indirectly […]
  • Menocchio (2018)
    Italy. Late 1500s, counter-reformation – the genesis of the battle between the power of the Church of Rome and the local authorities. The battlefield is the conscience of the faithful and the instrument is confession. The objective: total control over the soul, more so even than the body. Nothing, absolutely nothing must escape the ears […]
  • The History of Love / Povestea iubirii (2016)
    What if a book written before World War II in a little village in Eastern Europe could shine through the years, crossing continents and surviving violent conflicts, to guide the journey of three generations? This book is entitled THE HISTORY OF LOVE. New York, the 21st century. Leo, an old Polish Jewish immigrant, lives with the […]
  • In Search of the Lost Father / In cautarea tatalui pierdut (2016)
    When John was born, in 1934, his mother gifted him with three names: John, Constantin, and Brâncuşi. She told him his father was Constantin Brâncuşi, the famous sculptor, but that he was never to tell a soul. John kept this a secret his entire life. Today, at the age of 78, he embarked on a […]
  • First Night / Prima noapte (2016)
    Alex’s birthday is coming up soon and his father prepared a very special surprise for him. The night is going to be intense. First Night had its world premiere in the Orizzonti Short Film Competition at Venice Film Festival, 2016. The cast includes young actors Alfredo Minea and Cristiana Luca, along with reknown actors Mimi Brănescu […]
  • Eden
    Eva is a woman over forty who suffers from a disease called SCM (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity). She is allergic to all chemicals, radio waves and electromagnetic fields. This makes her unable to work and to live a normal life. Her brother is convinced that a transmitter that a mobile phone company installed on a roof […]
  • Cinema, Mon Amour (2015)
    Cinema, Mon Amour follows the story of Victor Purice – manager, former projectionist and lifetime cinephile along with his two employees, Cornelia & Lorena, in their everyday battle to preserve Dacia Panoramic Cinema in Piatra Neamt – one of the last remaining cinemas in Romania today. Having lived through the golden age of cinema, Victor […]
  • The World is Mine / Lumea e a mea (2015)
    Sixteen-year-old Larisa lives in a small town by the sea. Her relationship with her mother, who struggles with a lack of finances, is far from ideal, and in addition to that, the girl has to care for her helpless grandmother pretty much by herself. When Larisa falls in love with Florin, the local playboy, she […]
  • Aliyah DaDa / Aliyah DaDa (2014)
    Aliyah DaDa presents a well documented history of Jews in Romania. In 1882, a small community in  Moinești was leaving for the Holy Land, to establish one of the first settlements in Palestine. Since then, the path of Jews towards Israel has been intertwined with the history of modern Romania through a love-hate bond, the […]
  • Why Me? / De ce eu? (2015)
    Based on real events,  Why Me? tells the story of Cristian (played by Emilian Oprea), a young idealistic prosecutor whose career is on the rise, tries to crack a case against a senior colleague accused of corruption. The dilemma of choosing between his career and the truth weighs heavily on his shoulders. Looking further to solve […]
  • America, Here We Come! / America, Venim! (2014)
    Six Romanian artists get to live the dream of their life in a road-movie full of adventures. Coming all the way from the little town of Târgovişte, five actors, the director, and a little child with his huge teddy bear, are crossing the ocean to perform in New York. Not everything goes according to plan […]
  • Summer Break / Vacanta la tara (2015)
    Mircea and his cousin Denis are spending the summer vacation at their grandparents house, in the countryside. Used to the city life, the two teenagers soon get bored and, in order to have some fun and hopefully attract media attention, they secretly create some crop circles in a nearby wheat field.
  • The Japanese Dog / Cainele Japonez (2013)
    After twenty years, an old man, widowed by the recent floods, and his son, who has been living in Japan, see each other again for the first time. Their expectations run high and during this brief reencounter, both try to overcome the distance that has grown between them. When his son and his family have […]
  • The Tanase Affair / Afacerea Tanase (2013)
    In 1982 the newly elected president of France François Mitterrand faces romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu through an espionage story worthy of a police novel, a conflict during the Cold War a backstage fight between the secret services of the two countries DST and the Securitate. In january 1982, Ceausescu asks one of his agents to […]
  • Of Snails and Men / Despre oameni si melci (2012)
    Of Snails and Men is inspired by true events. In a small town, the state-owned car factory, which employs almost all the local men, is about to be privatised. What the workers do not know is that their manager plans to make money from the deal and approaches two French businessmen, father and son, who […]
  • Piano / Piano (2013)
    He wants her. She wants him. One bed, both of them in it. Even though they are been declaring their love for each other for more than an year now, still it’s not enough for their love affair to work today even thought it worked so many times before. It’s not routine.  It’s not boredom.  […]
  • Claudiu And The Fish / Claudiu si crapii (2013)
    Claudiu works in a big supermarket, at the fresh fish department. Day by day, he watches the live carps struggling to move and breathe in their small, overpacked aquarium. When one of them starts coughing like a human being, Claudiu decides to take action
  • Canibal / Cannibal (2013)
    Carlos is the most prestigious tailor in Granada, but he’s also a murderer in the shadows. He feels no remorse, no guilt, until Nina appears in his life and love awakens. She will make him realize the true nature of his acts and, for the first time, love awakens. Carlos is evil incarnate, unaware of […]
  • 8th of March / 8 Martie (2012)
    A derelict coal mine, a tramway depot, a small ready-made clothing workshop of a former fashion house, a dairy factory, and a world of women who lived their youth in communism. In capitalism, they work in difficult conditions but they do not complain. Their simple and humane stories form a complicated historical puzzle. Routine, frustration, […]
  • Somewhere in Palilula / Undeva la Palilula (2012)
    The 60’s, Romania. Serafim, a young doctor, is sent to the Hospital in Palilula, a small town lost somewhere on the country map, after the death of the previous pediatrician, Mr. Pantelică. Palilula, an authentic “Macondo” from the region of Oltenia, is a place where the insignificant coexists with charming things; in the hospital, the […]
  • Our Big Time (2012)
    Graz 1944. The bombs are no longer targeted at industrial towns only. All cultural centres of the so-called “Ostmark” face numerous air raid warnings per day. Even the children of these towns are now evacuated. The last wave of the children evacuation programme has begun. Ferry and Alex, two blood brothers as defined by Karl […]
  • Another Christmas (2012)
    Parents who leave still believe in Santa Clause. “Another Christmas” is a Romanian short film directed by Tudor Giurgiu, about the drama of the children who are left at home with their grandparents, by parents working abroad. A boy is waiting for his parents to come back from Italy, to spend Christmas together. He hasn’t […]
  • Superman, Spiderman sau Batman (2011)
    Aron, a 5-year-old boy, sets together with his worried father on a journey at the end of which he wishes, like the superheroes in the comic books, to save his mother suffering from a heart condition.
  • Camelia (2011)
    The short film “Camelia”, signed by Marian Crisan, tells the story of an ordinary gathering that takes place in a residential area. The story revolves around an absent character (Camelia), who, in spite of that, has a major impact upon the ones present. Florin, a thirty something man, is coming back from work. He works […]
  • Train of Hunger / Trenul foamei (2010)
    Times seem to have not changed for an old veteran of the World War II. Living in a country hit by the crisis, with an insufficient pension, he must fight to survive, just like during the war and the years of famine which followed. Trying to turn into money the train travel coupons he receive […]
  • Kino Caravan / Caravana Cinematografica (2010)
    In an isolated village in Transylvania, at the beginning of the 60’s, the people live peacefully under the leadership of Tanasie, the local People’s Council’s President. A mobile cinema, run by a young and ambitious communist activist, Tavi, arrives with the express mission of making a propaganda film screening. It’s Tavi’s first assignment and he […]
  • The Bear / Ursul (2011)
    At the Bucharest Circus, the new young manager is trying to solve the major financial issues of the company by selling its only bear (old and about to die soon) to German hunters. But the artists do not want to sacrifice their favourite animal so the manager decides to steal the bear and run to […]
  • Oli’s Wedding / Nunta lui Oli (2009)
    Alone in his kitchen in Bucharest, Dorel prepares for what seems to be a party. Actually, it’s his son’s wedding which takes place in the USA. Dorel is going to watch the wedding through a webcam together with two of his son’s friends. On the small display they are going to meet the bride, her […]
  • Katalin Varga (2009)
    Antal Borlan’s loving wife would never even suspect that her devoted and kind husband is responsible for a past atrocity. Antal believes he has felt God’s forgiveness and that his enduring marriage is testament to his redemption. An avenging angel by the name of Katalin Varga scales the Carpathian Mountains by horse and is in […]
  • Children of Uranium / Copiii Uraniului (2009)
    There are several legends about the discovery of the uranium ore deposits from Baita. Some of them say that Soviet would have been accidentally discovered the ore in the early 50’s. Others say that the Germans were informed about its existence and they even built an acces road. It is said that if the Germans […]
  • Birds Way / Drumul pasarilor (2009)
    Birds Way is a magical realist story, an Eastern European fairy tale – a creative documentary that follows the daily routine of an Old Believer community struggling to survive and maintain their traditions in spite of the overwhelming intrusion of modernity. In the Danube Delta, in Periprava, the old ones die and the traditions are […]
  • Australia (2009)
    In 2008, Romania participated for the first time in the Homeless World Cup Finals, which took place in Melbourne. This is the story of the seven players in the national squad, from the moment they came together as a team and until the end of the tournament. Go Romania! A film about ”the first participation of […]
  • Ashes and Blood / Cenusa si sange (2009)
    Exiled from her country after her husband’s murder ten years earlier, Judith lives in Marseille with her three children. After having refused to see her family for years, Judith, in spite of her fears and secrets, allows herself to be influenced by her children’s wishes and accepts an invitation to their cousin’s wedding. They set […]
  • Weddings, Music and Videotapes / Nunti, muzici si casete video (2008)
    A 52-minute behind-the-scenes insight of the Romanian wedding industry, with cameramen, photographers and singers from all around the country in the spotlight. Their life stories, their editing styles, their hands-on-approach know-how and, of course, their performances at weddings, mix up in a shortcut-style film. George Stirbat, the 30-something one-man-show singer from the small town of […]
  • Crossing dates / Intalniri incrucisate (2009)
    Each day of our lives brings us new encounters with our fellow-men: our paths cross, we see each other, and speak or don’t speak to each other. Then we walk away to the next encounter. Both chance and intention play a part in these encounters, and the consequences can remain like footmarks on the paths […]
  • Delta (2007)
    A quiet young man returns to the wild, isolated landscape of the Delta. It is a labyrinth of waterways, small islands and over-grown vegetation, where the villagers are cut off from the outside world. The young man, who has been away since early childhood, is introduced to a sister he never knew he had. She […]
  • Chronicle of a Death Foretold / Cronica unei morti amanate (2007)
    The film tells the story of an old man, hit by a tram that is brought at a hospital morgue from Bucharest. When Cecil Bulumac (the doctor) and the nurse are ready to start the autopsy, they realize that the old man is still alive, but is serious injured and needs help. Frightened by the […]
  • Love Sick / Legaturi bolnavicioase (2006)
    Love. It just happens. No rules. It may look sick, but it’s deep and it hurts. For everyone, Alex and Kiki are just good friends. They happen to be two girls experiencing another kind of love. For their family, Kiki and Sandu are sister and brother who sometimes fight. They happen to be lovers. Love […]
  • The Great Communist Bank Robbery / Marele jaf comunist (2005)
    In 1959, in Romania, six former members of the nomenklatura and the secret police organise a hold up of the National Bank. After their arrest, the state forces them to play themselves in a film which reconstitutes the crime and the investigation. At the end of their trial, filmed live, they are sentenced to death […]
  • Popcorn Story (2001)
    A story about the magic of cinema. A popcorn bag hiding the “stuff” is lost by the drug dealers and gets to ZET, an innocent guy who finds “MAGIC” cinema by chance and suddenly falls in love with LILI, the girl who’s selling popcorn. Another weird guy shows up and ruins all plans. 

  • Between Two Dawns (2021)
    MINORITY CO-PRODUCTION | After a worker severely injured in their family business, Kadir is forced into making a moral decision, which will have an impact on his dreams, his family and the life of injured worker’s wife.
  • The Windseeker/ Căutătorul de vânt (2020)
    Radu lives a solitary, sterile life. A promising job interview seems to give him a chance of breaking free from depression, but after some medical tests required by the company, he finds out that he only has a few more months left to live.  He leaves the city and after weeks of driving, exhausted, he […]
  • Occasional Spies / Spioni de ocazie (2020)
    A Second World War less-known story about ordinary people recruited by British Intelligence and sent in a mission in German-occupied Eastern Europe, to find escape routes for the Allies’ war prisoners and organize the resistance. A very daring mission, for some young Jewish people from Palestine, to return to their countries of origins, to defy […]
  • One Hour in Mamaia / O ora la Mamaia
    1985, communist Romanian at the seaside. A 14 year old Romanian boy and a 13 year old Swedish girl. They begin a correspondence that will last for over two decades. It’s a story about communism seen through the eyes of two teenagers who live in radically different societies and about Europe itself.

  • Sibiu ’89
    December 21st, 1989. Morning. Ion Fagadaru (35), a Police Major working for the Criminal Investigation Department receives a phone call urging him to the headquarters. In Sibiu, people had started getting out onto the street early in the morning, to demonstrate against Nicolae Ceaușescu and the regime. During the confrontations, several demonstrators had been arrested. […]

  • Full Stop. Interior zero. / Punct. Interior zero.
    Under the pressure of handling the loss of his wife in a reality that becomes harder and harder to understand, a political TV show presenter starts to increasingly and willingly substitute his dreams for his real life. Until he can’t distinguish which is which.
  • The Spruce Forest/ Pădurea de molizi 
    An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Romanian villagers from Bessarabia and Northern half of Bukovina at the Fantana Alba forest in April 1st, 1941.
  • The Great Adventure/ Marea aventură
    The film tells the story of a 35-year-old woman who goes with her husband, son and friends at the beach, in a Bulgarian village by the border with Romania. A newly arrived man comes and disturbs the peaceful holiday. Though at first the two families welcome him gladly, gradually we discover that Lucia already knows […]
  • Océane
    A coming of age story of a 17-year-old Parisienne girl (Océane), who falls in love with a Romanian photographer having an exhibit in Paris. The next year she comes to Bucharest to move into his apartment as a sub-letter, unbeknownst to him. This sweet stalker befriends the photographer’s family, but in Bucharest she also meets […]
  • Crissea IV
    Adrian lives with his father, whom he takes care of, close to the canals of the Danube Delta. He makes a living off the fish he catches and sells, but things haven’t been going so well lately. When he meets Maria, his high-school sweetheart, Adrian has to finally make a decision regarding his future.
  • Chemistry/ Chimie
    After a childhood spent in the working class neighborhood of a small industrial town on the shores of the Black Sea, Ana Petreanu is now captain of a major handball team and married to the financial manager of the factory that sponsors the club. But a serious injury clouds this perfect picture. Ana is confronted […]
  • October / Octombrie
    A 18 year old teenager receives an odd request from his father: he asks him to try to convince his best friend, a 40 year old man, to not commit suicide. Cristian Pascariu’s first feature film. Developed in the frame of the ScripTeast program. Born in 1987 in Botosani, Romania. In 2010, Cristian Pascariu graduated the […]