Illegitimate

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    Illegitimate

    Illegitim

    Directed by

    Romania, Poland, France

    2016

    90 min

    • Romanian

    Drama

    Bucharest. At a family dinner, four siblings discover that under the Ceausescu regime, their father reported women trying to get abortions... And that he stands by his actions today. Shocked by this revelation, the family explodes and deeper secrets emerge.

    Awards

    • C.I.C.A.E. Award - Berlinale Forum
    • Best Film (International Competition) - Pula FF
    • Best Film - Odessa IFF
    • Best New Hope - Gopo Awards

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Alina Grigore
    Robi Urs
    Bogdan Albulescu
    Adrian Titieni
    Cristina Olteanu
    Screenplay
    Alina Grigore
    Adrian Sitaru
    Cinematography
    Adrian Silisteanu
    Alexandru Lorian Timosca
    Editing
    Mircea Olteanu
    Theo Lichtenberger
    Production
    4 PROOF FILM
    Sales
    VERSATILE

    Press

    Bound to shock quite a few sensitive minds and trigger passionate arguments about morality, incest and brotherly affection.

    Dan Fainaru, Screen Daily

    Adrian  Sitaru

    Adrian Sitaru

    Romania

    For me cinema is like a drug. I’m not addicted to seeing films, but I’m addicted to seeing the world, what’s happening around like a film and it’s a great pleasure when I’m shooting.

    Born in 1971 in Romania, Adrian Sitaru won the Pardino d'oro for Best International Short Film at the Festival del film Locarno for WAVES (2007). His first feature HOOKED (2008) was selected for the Venice and Toronto festivals and won awards at Palm Springs, Thessalonica, Mons, Buenos Aires and Estoril. In 2009 he made two new shorts, LORD (2009) and THE CAGE (2010). Adrian Sitaru has also made several TV films for Hungarian television. His second feature, DIN DRAGOSTE CU CELE MAI BUNE INTENTII, won best directing and best actor awards at Locarno IFF. In 2016, he won the C.I.C.A.E. Award at the Berlinale Forum for his feature ILLEGITIMATE.

    Selected Filmography