In Search of the Lost Father / În căutarea tatălui pierdut (2016)

Original title: În căutarea tatălui pierdut
English title: In Search of the Lost Father
Director: Ionuț Teianu
Produced by: Libra Film. Co-produced by: Piments Pourpres (France). With the support of the Romanian National Film Center
Production year: 2016
Length: 61'
Genre: Documentary
Production status: Released

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 difficult quest to find his lost father

The film follows the struggle of John Moore to be recognised as the son of Constantin Brâncuși, this fight putting the great artist’s legacy into a new perspective. Ionuț Teianu followed him from Paris to New York and to Hobița, the Romanian village where Brâncuși was born.

Ionuț Teianu previously directed the documentary The Tănase Dossier / Afacerea Tănase (2013, Libra Film) and wrote the script of Of Snails and Men / Despre oameni și melci (by Tudor Giurgiu, 2012).

Director: Ionuț Teianu
Scriptwriter: Ionuț Teianu
Cinematography: Ionuț Teianu
Editor: Alina Teodorescu
Original music: Cristian Lolea
Producer: Tudor Giurgiu
John Moore

Selected at:
Transilvania International Film Festival 2016, Romanian Days competition