Ana, mon amour
First screened in September 2017
Director: Călin Peter Netzer. Cast: Mircea Postelnicu, Diana Cavallioti, Adrian Titieni, Carmen Tanase, Vasile Muraru, Tania Popa, Ionut Caras, Ioana Flora, Igor Caras-Romanov, Razvan Vasilescu, Vlad Ivanov. Screenplay: Călin Peter Netzer, Cezar Paul-Badescu, and Iulia Lumânare (based on the novel Luminita, mon amour by Cezar Paul-Badescu). Twitter Capsule:
I can't say I enjoyed this but I have to extend due credit to the intensity of the directing and characterizations.
The negotiations of time and even reality-fantasy boundaries are quite nimble. At the same time, a lot of this feels familiar from other Romanian films.