Alexandru Iordăchescu, the screenwriter and the producer, told us about the idea that writing the screenplay started from, about working with Ruxandra Zenide and about the production problems. The two filmmakers are married, have a child together and live in Switzerland.
Ruxandra Zenide told us about the balance between the two leading actresses, Dorotheea Petre and Elina Löwensohn, who are very different from one another but who are, both of them, a very powerful presences on the screen. Ruxandra Zenide and Dorotheea Petre worked before for Ruxandra`s previous feature film Ryna, for which they bothe received awards at international festivals.
The part Mara from Miracolul din Tekir was especially written for Dorotheea Petre. The actress has an acting school, about which she spoke during the interview with the film critic Magda Mihăilescu (the interview of the week).
Bogdan Dumitrache plays the part of a lonely, widower village priest who asks himself many questions. He made his research for this part together with a young Orthodox priest. The actor has are more professional projects for this year and also a personal one, because he is about to welcome his second child.
George Piștereanu plays a gigolo in this film, payed by Lili Elina Löwensohn) for sex. the actor told us about the shootings, about working with a Romanian team but also with other teams abroad where he had some collaborations. Now he is rehearsing for a musical, ”Medeea, my Mother”, at the National Theatre in Bucharest.
Imagine: Valeriu Ciubotaru