Loverboy

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    Loverboy

    Directed by

    Romania

    2011

    94 min

    • Romanian

    Cannes IFF - Un Certain Regard

    Luca (20) seduces girls and then leaves them in the hands of his friends at the Black Sea port Constanta. But when he meets the beautiful and exuberant Veli, Luca falls in love... It's summer down the Danube river. The music is loud, the cars are fancy, the girls are tanned and Veli runs away from home to Luca's bed. First love has never felt more dangerous.

    Awards

    • Best Actress Award, Sarajevo FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    George Piştereanu
    Ada Condeescu
    Clara Vodă
    Ion Besoiu
    Bogdan Dumitrache
    Coca Bloos
    Screenplay
    Catalin Mitulescu
    Bogdan Mustata
    Bianca Oana
    Cinematography
    Marius Panduru
    Music
    Pablo Malaurie
    Sales
    CELLULOID DREAMS
    Production
    STRADA FILM
    Festival Bookings
    RAMONDA INK

    Press

    This accomplished but grim drama of sexual exploitation occupies the second tier in modern Romanian cinema

    The Hollywood Reporter

    The ties between the characters captured in the glances they exchange or small, insignificant gestures revealing the feelings hiding under the pretense of a hard-boiled surface.

    Screen Daily

    Visuals are attractively enhanced by natural light

    Variety

    Cătălin Mitulescu

    Cătălin Mitulescu

    Romania

    Catalin Mitulescu was born January 13, 1972 in Bucharest. He graduated from the UNATC in Bucharest in 2001.He is best known for the short film Trafic (Romanian for "traffic"), which won him the Short Film Palme d'Or at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and for the debut feature The Way I Spent the End of the World (Romanian: Cum mi-am petrecut sfârşitul lumii), which was screened at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. His latest film LOVERBOY premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. It was followed by BY THE RAILS, Special Jury Mention at the Karlovy Vary IFF. His latest film HEIDI (2019) was selected in competition at Sarajevo FF.

    Selected Filmography