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Pororoca

Pororoca

Synopsis

Director

It is a beautifully sunny morning in Bucharest when Tudor heads to the local park with his 5-year-old daughter Maria and his 7-year-old son Ilie. Him and his wife, Christina, consider themselves lucky ones: they have good jobs, a nice apartment and, apart from the odd affair, enjoy a happy family life together. Upon arriving at the playground, the two kids immediately begin to play around while Tudor sits on a bench to make a few phone calls. When he turns his attention back to the kids, he is unable to spot his youngest anywhere. Tudor frantically searches the park only to discover that his daughter has disappeared without a trace. A nightmare riddled with feelings of guilt, desperation and powerlessness begins.

„Pororoca“ is an emotional drama that gets under the skin. The role of Tudor was specifically tailored to outstanding actor Bogdan Dumitrache by director Constantin Popescu. – Zurich Film Festival

Constantin Popescu

(b. 1973, Bucharest) 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 first feature film, „Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man“, was selected for the Berlin Forum 2010. „Pororoca“ is his third full-lenght film.

Filmography

  • Portretul luptatorului la tinerete ( Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man, 2010)
  • Principles of Life (2010)
  • Pororoca (2017)

Schedule

18.11.2017
19:30 - 22:03
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 4
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 020303
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22.11.2017
20:00 - 22:33
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 9
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 060604
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24.11.2017
19:00 - 21:33
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 4
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 081802
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Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Panorama

Film info

Countries: Romania, France
Year: 2017
Duration: 153 minutes
Language: Romanian
Director: Constantin Popescu
Producers: Lissandra Haulica, Liviu Marghidan
Writer: Constantin Popescu
DOP: Liviu Marghidan
Montage: Corina Stavila
Cast: Bogdan Dumitrache, Iulia Lumanare, Costin Dogioiu, Stefan Raus, Adela Marghidan
Productions: Scharf Advertising, Irreverence Films
Festivals: San Sebastian, Reykjavik, Zurich

Synopsis

Director

It is a beautifully sunny morning in Bucharest when Tudor heads to the local park with his 5-year-old daughter Maria and his 7-year-old son Ilie. Him and his wife, Christina, consider themselves lucky ones: they have good jobs, a nice apartment and, apart from the odd affair, enjoy a happy family life together. Upon arriving at the playground, the two kids immediately begin to play around while Tudor sits on a bench to make a few phone calls. When he turns his attention back to the kids, he is unable to spot his youngest anywhere. Tudor frantically searches the park only to discover that his daughter has disappeared without a trace. A nightmare riddled with feelings of guilt, desperation and powerlessness begins.

„Pororoca“ is an emotional drama that gets under the skin. The role of Tudor was specifically tailored to outstanding actor Bogdan Dumitrache by director Constantin Popescu. – Zurich Film Festival

Constantin Popescu

(b. 1973, Bucharest) 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 first feature film, „Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man“, was selected for the Berlin Forum 2010. „Pororoca“ is his third full-lenght film.

Filmography

  • Portretul luptatorului la tinerete ( Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man, 2010)
  • Principles of Life (2010)
  • Pororoca (2017)