Breaking News (2017)

Length: 81 min.
A psychological journey of redemption that turns into a coming-of-age experience for a 35 year old famous news reporter who, in a crucial moment of his life, discovers that things have somehow taken a wrong turn.

Other films by Iulia Rugină: Love Building (2013), Alt Love Building (2015).



After the tragic death of his cameraman, which he indirectly caused, reporter Alex Mazilu has to make an in-memoriam reportage covering his life. 3 days before Christmas, in a small town on the Black Sea coast, Alex puts together puzzle pieces of this man’s life, all seen through the eyes of his troubled 15 year old daughter. Trying to redeem the dead father, he slowly starts taking his place.


Directed by: Iulia Rugină
Written by: Ana Agopian, Oana Răsuceanu, Iulia Rugină
Cinematography: Vivi Drăgan Vasile
Editing: Cătălin Cristuțiu
Sound design: Alexandru Dumitru, Florin Tăbăcaru
Production Design: Andreea Popa
Costume design: Carmen Moldovan, Nicoleta Cârnu
Make-up: Dana Roșeanu, Iulia Roșeanu
Producers: Oana Giurgiu, Bogdan Crăciun, Tudor Giurgiu
Produced by Hai-Hui Entertainment and Libra Film Productions, with the support of the Romanian CNC
Andi Vasluianu
Voica Oltean
Dorin Andone
Ioana Flora
Oxana Moravec
David Blaj
Floriela Grapini
Special Jury Mention for the Best Newcomer at Karlovy Vary IFF 2017

Selected at:
Karlovy Vary Official Competition, 2017
Transilvania IFF, Romanian Days section, 2017
2009-2010 ScriptEast training initiative
Nipkow Program 2008
Sources 2, Graz 2008