Pororoka

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2017, Romania-France
153 min., col., OV – Romanian

Director and scriptwriter Constantin Popescu
DoP Liviu Mărghidan
Production design Oana Novicov
Editing Corina Stavila
Cast Bogdan Dumitrache, Iulia Lumânare, Constantin Dogioiu, Adela Mărghidan, Ştefan Răuş, Elvira Deatcu
Producers Liviu Mărghidan, Lissandra Hăulică
Production Scharf Film, Irreverence Films
World Sales Wide Management

Cristina and Tudor Ionescu have built a happy family with their two children Maria and Ilie. He works for a phone company and she's an accountant. They're in their thirties and live in a nice apartment in a Romanian town. They live the life of an ordinary couple with young children.

One Sunday morning, when Tudor takes the kids to the park, Maria disappears. Their lives abruptly change forever.

  • Best film of Romanian Days program, Transylvania IFF-2018
  • Best actor prize, San Sebastian IFF-2017
  • Best actor prize, Titanic IFF-2017
  • Special Jury mention, Odessa IFF-2017

CONSTANTIN POPESCU

Director and scriptwriter. Born in Bucharest in 1973. Worked as a production assistant with Lucian Pintilie and Michael Haneke. He began his career with the short films “The Apartment” (2004), “A Lineman’s Cabin” (2006), “Water” (2007) and “The Yellow Smiley Face” (2008), which participated in and won awards at the major international festivals. In 2009, he directed the fragment “Pig” of Christian Mungiu’s “Tales from the Golden Age”. His filmography includes “Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man” (2010, Best director prize at Bratislava IFF) and “Principles of Life” (2010). He also directed TV series for the main Romanian Broadcaster ProTV as well as for HBO Romania.