The Story of a Summer Lover

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    The Story of a Summer Lover

    Povestea unui pierde-vară

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    Romania

    2018

    100 min

    • Romanian

    Drama

    Petru is a math professor at the Polytechnic University, who's living an easy life, with no big worries. He is in an open relationship with Irina, who agreed he can sleep with other women from time to time. But when she becomes pregnant, he will be put in the situation to change his lifestyle and be forced to mature at 42 years old. One of his supporting friends decides to write a book based on his story.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Alexandru Papadopol
    Nicoleta Lefter
    Radu Romaniuc
    Crina Semciuc
    Screenplay
    Paul Negoescu
    Cinematography
    Ana Drăghici
    Music
    Hristo Namliev
    Production
    PAPILLON FILM

    Press

    Paul Negoescu

    Paul Negoescu

    Romania

    What fulfills me most when I watch one of my films is finding unintentional things; this makes me the happiest. I find a lot of things that I don't like and that make me want to scream...But sometimes I find one of those unintentional things, maybe even a mistake, that I really like...I have gotten to the conclusion that if my films are bad, it's solely my fault, if there is something good in them, then it's fate.

    Paul Negoescu, scriptwriter and director, was born in 1984 in Bucharest. He studied film directing at the national film school. He directed several short films that were awarded and selected in many international film festivals, including Cannes (Semaine de la Critique - 2012), Berlinale (2008, 2009 and 2010), Karlovy Vary or Rotterdam. Two of his short films were nominated at the European Film Academy Awards in 2009 and 2011. His first feature film, A MONTH IN THAILAND premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2012 and was awarded with the FIPRESCI prize in the Sofia IFF in 2013. His second feature, TWO LOTTERY TICKETS, premiered at Transilvania IFF in 2016. He is an assistant lecturer at his film school, founder of a film festival in Timisoara and a member of the European Film Academy. He started his own company to produce his own short films, but eventually he got to produce other films as well, including fiction films, documentaries or animation films.

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