Monsters.

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    Monsters.

    Monștri.

    Directed by

    Romania

    2019

    116 min

    • Romanian

    Drama

    Dana and Arthur, wife and husband in their forties, have been together for almost 10 years. They are a couple that society, family, friends seem to love together, but despise separately. Because of their needs, their beliefs, their life options, their inner monsters.
    The day comes for them to decide if letting go is the biggest proof of love.

    Awards

    • Tagesspiegel Readers’ Jury Award - Berlinale Forum
    • Romanian Days Award for Debut - Transilvania IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Judith State
    Cristian Popa
    Alexandru Potocean
    Șerban Pavlu
    Dorina Lazăr
    Screenplay
    Marius Olteanu
    Cinematography
    Luchian Ciobanu
    Editing
    Ioachim Stroe
    Sales
    ALPHA VIOLET
    Production
    PARADA FILM

    Press

    Among the film’s strengths are not the big reveals or the big confrontations, but rather the extremely meticulous exploration of what the characters want, of what keeps them together, and of what may persuade them to favour a separation.

    Ştefan Dobroiu, Cineuropa

    A remarkable debut - wise, compassionate', Surprising powerful, minutely observed three-part study of a loving marriage threatened by socially taboo and mutually painful revelations.

    Jessica Kiang, Variety

    Marius Olteanu

    Marius Olteanu

    Romania

    Born in Bucharest, Marius Olteanu is a graduate of the UNATC, Romania and NFTS, UK. He has directed several award winning short films and a feature documentary on how people from Timoc, Serbia, say goodbye to their loved ones as they leave this world. Also a photographer - his first photo album, The world beyond, was published in 2011 - Marius is interested in capturing what brings people together and makes them aware of who they are.

    Selected Filmography