Pororoca

Not available for screening anymore

  1. Extra

    Pororoca

    Directed by

    Romania, France

    2017

    152 min

    • Romanian

    Drama

    Cristina and Tudor Ionescu have founded a happy family with their two children, Maria and Ilie. He works for a phone company and she is an accountant. They are in their thirties and live in a nice apartment in a Romanian town. They live the life of an ordinary couple with their children. But one Sunday morning when Tudor takes his kids to the park, Maria disappears. Their lives abruptly change forever.

    Awards

    • Silver Shell for Best Actor (Bogdan Dumitrache) - San Sebastián IFF
    • Best Feature Film Award - Transilvania IFF
    • Special Mention - Odesa IFF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Bogdan Dumitrache
    Iulia Lumanare
    Costin Dogioiu
    Stefan Raus
    Adela Marghidan
    Screenplay
    Constantin Popescu
    Cinematography
    Liviu Marghidan
    Sales
    WIDE MANAGEMENT
    Production
    SCHARF ADVERTISING
    Production
    IRREVERENCE FILMS

    Press

    A muscular hard-art fare that […] hits with direct emotional force" propelilng "Popescu into the upper ranks of his country’s auteurs.

    Guy Lodge, Variety

    Excellent performances, an obstinate rhythm and assured direction in a rare, quiet and compelling Romanian thriller.

    Stefan Dobroiu, Cineuropa

    Undoubtedly the front runner for this year’s Golden Shell.

    Luis Martinez, El Mundo

    Constantin Popescu

    Constantin Popescu

    Romania

    It wouldn’t hurt if filmmakers received more support from the authorities.

    Constantin Popescu wrote and directed his first short film, The Apartment, in 2004. It was selected in 15+ festivals and won several awards, including the “Gran Premio della Giuria” at Venice International Short Film Festival Circuito Off. Since then his following short films - A Lineman’s Cabin (2006), Water (2007), The Yellow Smiley Face (2008) - have participated and won at film festivals worldwide. In 2009, he directed the segment Omnibus for Christian Mungiu’s Tales from the Golden Age.
    Portrait of the Fighter As A Young Man is his first feature film, which was selected as part of the Official Selection at the Berlinale Forum 2010.