Feature Films

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Marcel is a 40-year old Belgian business man and he is married to Marilena. He has developed an obsession for her. His second obsession - the homeless children, because Mr. Marcel loves Romania, the country in which the homeless children are plenteously and where, for his pedophile urges, is enough a little bit of discretion. Marilena has to accept this for the sake of a so-called marriage harmony. Soon, Mr. Marcel considers that his marital equilibrium has become unstable. For that, Simona, who recommends herself as a teacher, gets added to these sensual searches, with drugs and ingenuity. Thus she earns more and satisfies her need for “dope” by helping willing couples to escape routine. Jealous Marilena banishes her and reaches the point of breaking up the marriage.

Different Mothers

“Different Mothers” is based on a true story that happened to polish movie director Krysztof Kieslowski during the filming of “Station” (1981) in which some of his footage was nearly used as evidence in a criminal case. Kieslowski later said that he abandoned documentary film making due, in part, to this incident and he realized that fiction films not only allowed more artistic freedom, but could portray everyday life truthfully.   Inspired by this incident, in the film “Different Mothers”, five young men go to a “Station” to film a documentary about “people waiting”. Deciding to finish everything in one day, they stay till late in the night. As time passes by each of the characters is influenced, in a different way, by the events in the station and the accumulated fatigue. The movie unveils stories, told by the characters, in which the mother’s attitude towards them in childhood had a deep impact over each character’s personal life. This is happening the same way in real life and becomes a subject of thought regarding the relationship between parents and children and not only that, also putting the viewers in a spot where they can discover events in their own lives or heard about from others. The “Station” grows to the dimensions of a huge life crossroad, point of going and coming, waiting for something or somebody, coming into being the feelings of waiting, loneliness… A leitmotif through out the movie dialogue is sentences like “Arrival of a Train at a Station” (Lumiere) 1895 and “about people waiting “(Kieslowski). The movie has 10 (ten) sequences, the last one depicting a tragic event, similar to the happenings in 1981 documentary “Station”, but with a different impact.  Our movie wants to show the relationship between the movie maker and the filmed reality, thus creating the illusion of control.

First of All, Felicia

Felicia's departure day (after the annual visit to her parents in Bucharest) is very tight: packing too late, an elaborate breakfast and the father's fear that he will not live to see her again. On top, her sister calls to say she can't drive her to the airport. As the taxi drives through the jammed streets, Felicia and her mother realize they will never be in time for the flight. While trying to rebook her ticket, Felicia is confronted with her two families (her ex-husband and her child in Holland & her father and sister in Bucharest). All these and the disrupted communication with her mother, reveal the painful ordeal Felicia had to go through in the last 19 years of separation from her family.

Floating Things

At work in Europe, Avram finds out that Italians pay well for the trained dogs, in order to feel in safe in front of the new waves of imigrants. That’s the big idea of Avram!... Returned to Romania he puts up a canis for guard dogs, thinking of exporting them to Italy. Happens to be, but in the neighbor of a nomadic camp expelled from Rome. Thus, “volens, nolens” the Italian conflict moves nearby the Danube. His life gets complicated: he enters into a valetudinarian love relationship with his own daughter-in-law , arouses a state of hostility with his “Italian” neighbors and the threat with death becomes real. The  end reveals and unexpected situation.


Francesca (Monica Birladeanu) is a young teacher whose dream is to go to Italy. Looking for a better life, Francesca is ready to face anything, even the reservations of the ones close to her. The plan is that Mita (Doru Boguţă), her boyfriend, also reaches Italy once his small businesses in Romania will be done. Butevents do not turn out fortunately, painful truths come to light and priorities change.