The Windseeker/ Cautatorul de vant (2020)

Original title: Căutătorul de vânt
English title: The Windseeker
Director: Mihai Sofronea
Produced by: Libra Film Productions
Length: 110 min
Genre: Drama

Synopsis:

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 stops in the middle of a village. An old man, Nea Pavel, takes him in and so he decides to stay in this village. Radu almost begins a new life, forgetting about death, enjoying a simple life and living in the moment. When he realizes that he and Ana, one of Mr. Pavel’s nieces, have fallen in love, he freaks and remembers his imminent ending. He decides to run again. Radu ends up in Bulgaria where he unsuccessfully tries to drown himself. A fisherman finds him and Radu confesses everything. Although they speak different languages, they seems to understand each other. Radu crosses the Danube River back, for the first time with meaning. He’s alive.


Production status: In post production

Radu is living in an continuous inertia. One day he receives the implacable verdict that he only has a few more months left to live. He chooses to run way from death, until exhaustion, finding refuge in a small isolated village.

Director Mihai Sofronea graduated the University of Theatre and Cinema of Bucharest (UNATC). He worked as a first assistant director for various feature films, TV series, promos and videos. He now directs for cinema, television and publicity. In 2011, he co-founded the independent production company Danubius Film Production, which allowed him to produce his short films Waiting for the Sunrise (Best Short Film at Cottbus IFF 2011), The Tree (2014) and Triangle Safari (in post-production).

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Developed with the support of the Creative Europe programme – MEDIA of the European Union.

Crew:
Script: Mihai Sofronea
Editing: Corina Stavilă
Director of Photography: Toni Cartu
Production Designer: Marian Pîrvu
Costumes: Ana Cântăbine
Make up & Hair: Bistra Ketchidjieva
Line Producer: Adriana Răcășan
Executive Producer: Bogdan Crăciun
Co-producers: Boris Chouchkov, Stefan Orlandic
Producer: Tudor Giurgiu, Bogdan Crăciun
Romanian Producer: Libra Film Productions
Co-producers: Chouchkov Brothers (Bulgaria), Living Pictures (Serbia)
Cast:
Dan Bordeianu
Olimpia Melinte
Adrian Titieni

Selected at:
Transilvania Pitch Stop, Transilvania IFF 2015