Eastern Business

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    Eastern Business

    Afacerea est

    Directed by

    Romania, Lithuania

    2016

    84 min

    • Romanian

    Comedy

    Confronted with poverty and lack of perspectives, two men start an exhausting journey trying to make the money they need for their dreams. EASTERN BUSINESS is a charming, tragic, yet comic, film about how absurd and sarcastic sometimes life proves to be.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Constantin Puscasu
    Ion Sapdaru
    Valeriu Andriută
    Sergiu Costache
    Screenplay
    Igor Cobileanski
    Cinematography
    Feliksas Abrukauskas
    Editing
    Eugen Kelemen
    Razvan Ilinca
    Production
    ALIEN FILM
    Sales
    ANTIPODE SALES & DISTRIBUTION

    Press

    (...) what the film has to say about Moldova, its people and its place in Europe is something that, while it may make you laugh, also demands to be taken seriously.

    Boyd van Hoeij, Cineuropa

    Igor Cobileanski

    Igor Cobileanski

    Romania

    Igor Cobileanski is a well-known director and scriptwriter working in Romania and Moldova. His debut feature THE UNSAVED (2013) was awarded the FIPRESCI Award at Cottbus IFF and the GOPO Romanian Film Industry Award for Best First Feature and Best Cinematography. The short film THE FLAVORS COLLECTION (2013) was selected in some of the most important film festivals in Europe, Asia and Africa. His second feature, EASTERN BUSINESS (2016), was awarded Best Script and Best Actor award in Tallinn Black Nights IFF and was selected in various prestigious festivals. Igor is a favourite director for HBO’s productions.

    Selected Filmography