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, it’s a place where the insignificant coexists with charming things; in the hospital, the patients are perfectly healthy, and one of their favorite entertainments is to assist at the dissections in the morgue. The rest of the population is charming and imbecile at the same time, forever isolated in drunkenness, feasting, and orgy.

Serafim gradually adapts to the life in this world and ends up belonging to it, even without wanting.


Production status: Released

The feature represents the debut of the renowned theatre director in film, being a grandiose project which brings together important names from the Romanian theatre and film scene. 


Director: Silviu Purcărete
Scriptwriter: Silviu Purcărete
Cinematography: Adrian Silișteanu
Editing: Cătălin F. Cristuțiu
Set design: Helmuth Sturmer, Dragoș Buhagiar
Music: Vasile Șirli
Sound design: Cristian Tarnovețchi
Costumes: Lia Manțoc; Make-up: Dana Roșeanu, Mirela Popa, Ionuț Popa, Iulia Roșeanu
Producer: Tudor Giurgiu
Produced by: Libra Film
Áron Dimény
George Mihaiță
Răzvan Vasilescu
Constantin Chiriac
Sorin Leoveanu
Ofelia Popii
Andi Ștefănescu
Horațiu Mălăele
Marius Manole,
Cristian Stanca, Anne Marie Chertic, Alexandru Georgescu, Ilie Gheorghe

Selected at:
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Croatia, 2012
Festivalul International de Film Transilvania, Cluj, Romania, 2012
East End Film Festival, UK, 2012
International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey, 2012
Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain, 2012
Black Nights Film Festival, Tallinn, Estonia, 2012
Festivalul de Film ALTER-NATIVE, Tg Mures, Romania, 2012
Making Waves, NY, U.S.A., 2012
Festivalul International de Film Wuerzburg, Germany, 2012
Festivalului International de Film Independent ANONIMUL , Sf. Gheorghe, Romania 2013