One and a Half Prince

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    One and a Half Prince

    Directed by

    Romania

    2018

    107 min

    • Romanian

    Drama

    Three friends are living together. A single woman, a divorced father and a gay man share an apartment in Bucharest. When the woman falls in love with a Hungarian writer from Transylvania, her friends are jealous and call him a peasant. The writer is handsome, smart, he loves animals and rides a horse, so she sees him as a prince. The happy family could break up at any moment.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Iris Spiridon
    Marius Manole
    István Teglas
    László Mátray
    Screenplay
    Ana Lungu
    Iris Spiridon
    Cinematography
    Luchian Ciobanu
    Editing
    Dana Bunescu
    Production
    MANDRAGORA

    Press

    Lungu’s approach to the story and the fact that the actors play fictitious versions of themselves attracts the audience into the midst of this trio, which feels so real that witnessing their interactions is more like an invitation into their house and their very lives.

    Stefan Dobroiu, Cineuropa

    Ana Lungu

    Ana Lungu

    Romania

    Ana Silvia Lungu (1978, Romania) studied Psychology and Film Directing. After graduation, she worked as a script supervisor for Cristi Puiu’s THE DEATH OF MR. LAZARESCU and as the directing assistant on various short films, commercials and TV series. She first experimented with improvisation and casting amateurs and professional actors together in her debut BELLY OF THE WHALE (2010), and continued this in her next feature SELF-PORTRAIT OF A DUTIFUL DAUGHTER (2015). Her most recent film, ONE AND A HALF PRINCE (2018), was selected at the Sarajevo Film Festival.

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