The Windseeker

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Told he has only months to live, a man leaves the city behind and drives into the countryside, where he proceeds to seek answers in a small village.

Where can I see it?

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.

Time passes and Radu begins to live a new life, forgetting about death and enjoying the simplicity of the moment. Together with the old man he roams the environs “seeking for wind”. But when he realizes that he has fallen in love with a woman from the village, he remembers his imminent ending. Where will the wind take him from there? Can Radu forget about death?


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).



  • Dan BordeianuRadu
  • Olimpia MelinteAna
  • Adrian TitieniNea Pavel
  • Sebastian PintilieTudu
  • Doru AnaDoctor Ivanof
  • Adrian PaduraruMihai Chivu
  • Elias FerkinSile
  • Valeri YordanovThe Fisherman
  • Ana Maria BucuraAmalia
  • Dorian BogutaThe Worker


  • Mihai Sofronea


  • Sofia International Film Festival FIPRESCI Award · 2022