Moromete Family: at the Edge of Time/ Moromeții 2 (2018)

Original title: Morometii 2
English title: The Moromete Family 2
Director: Stere Gulea
Produced by: Libra Film Production
Production year: 2018
Length: 110 min
Production status: Released

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 arrival of the Communist regime and collectivization.

The years 1945-1946 finds Ilie Moromete aging, but still valid. There are tensions between him and his second wife, Catrina. They reproach each other the ownership of the land, Ilie’s children from his first marriage, and the wife’s jealousy. Niculaee is the only one of the children who has gone to school. He’s finished three high school years and stopped before the final year, for financial reasons. What he wants most in this world is to finish his studies. He’ll become a journalist and writer and write about the old and the new times he’s seen.

Directed by: Stere Gulea
Screenplay: Stere Gulea, based on Marin Preda’s novel
Producers: Tudor Giurgiu, Oana Giurgiu
Cinematography: Vivi Drăgan Vasile (RSC)
Production design: Cristian Niculescu
Costumes: Dana Păpăruz
Editing: Dana Bunescu, Alexandra Gulea
Music: Vasile Șirli
Horațiu Mălăele
Iosif Paştina
Dana Dogaru
Oana Pellea
Răzvan Vasilescu
Gheorghe Visu
Andi Vasluianu