A couple of weeks after the fatal car crash of his wife, Ioana, Alexandru is drunk and alone as he celebrates his 42th birthday. He receives an unexpected visit from Sebastian, a shy and younger man, who had been Ioana’s lover for the past five months. Sebastian wants Alexandru to help him overcome the despair caused by the woman’s death.
- Serban Pavlu
- Radu Iacoban
- Victor Rebengiuc
- Adrian Titieni
- Dorian Boguta
- Ana Ciontea
- Gabriela Popescu
- Gavril Patru
- Barbu Balasoiu
- Andrei Cretulescu
- Massimiliano Nardulli
- ICON PRODUCTION
It’s fairly rare for a Romanian film to have such large audience potential.
The film’s versatility may be its biggest strength.
[Charleston] proves that Romanian cinema is ready to explore new styles and genres.
Somebody once said that the best way to write a film review is to make a film. I became a film critic because I loved watching, analyzing and understanding film. In a sense, when I'm directing, I'm doing the same thing.
Born in 1974 in Romania, Andrei Cretulescu is a former film critic and creative producer for HBO Romania. After launching Kinosseur Productions in 2011, he directed several short films including KOWALSKI (2014), a 17-minute short film with continuous dialogue and a zero camera movement, shot in one take, and RAMONA (2015), which won the Canal+ award in Cannes, a Gothic, choreographic, seventies-inspired genre film without dialogue, led by an explosive blond heroine. His first feature film, CHARLESTON (2017), premiered in Locarno’s Main Competition and was presented in many other film festivals.