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Cristina Groșan, financing for feature film debut

    The feature film project named Things Worth Weeping For / Chestii pentru care merită să plângi (working title), written and directed by Cristina Groșan, won the financing grant for production in the Inkubator program of the Hungarian Film Centre (Magyar Nemzeti Filmalap) which is allocated to the debutants. The story is a drama/comedy of the generation around 30 years old which lives as if still being 19. By a bizarre coincidence, the main character waits for hours the authorities that should come and take the body of a deceased relative. Absurd situations, both funny and tragic, push the heroine reconsider the decisions she had taken so far.
     The project is a fiction feature film written together with the actress Nora Rainer-Micsinyei, with whom Cristina Groșan had already worked on two of her previous short films. Nora will play the lead part; for the other characters, Cristina started the casting sessions.
     The Inkubator program (at its third edition this year) selects ten projects meant for the low-budget production (fiction, documentary, animation), which are developed for 6 months until they reach the script stage. Then the projects are presented in a pitch forum in front of around 300 representatives of the local film industry. Out of the 10 projects, 5 are financed entirely, with the possibility of co-production. This year 71 feature film projects were submitted; ten of them got selected and 5 of them will receive financing. Cristina`s project is one of these five. The project will start pre-production this summer and is hoping to find co-producers in Romania as well.
Translation: Iulia Necoara

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