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“Marița”, at Karlovy Vary Film Festival

     Marița, the feature film debut by director Cristi Iftime, will be internationally premiere in the competition section “East of the West” of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (30 June – 8 July 2017).
     At the centre of the story is Costi, who, fed up of his own problems in the couple, starts to miss suddenly his father's story. Thus he decides to go by his father's place and then to present him as a gift to his mother and siblings, though none of them wished that. The script was written by Anca Buja and Cristi Iftime
     “The challenge of this road-movie was for me to be able to capture a transition moment of the son's existence, the moment he gets detached from his father, a tragicomic man who has always been carried away by life. The stake was for the viewers to spend enough time with the father, to get so familiar with his presence and stories, that they would find it difficult themselves to part with him,” Cristi Iftime stated.
     With the cinematography signed by Luchian Ciobanu, the film's cast includes actors Alexandru PotoceanAdrian Titieni, Lucian Iftime, Victoria CociaşAndrei HuțuleacBogdan DumitracheAna Ciontea.
     The editing was made by Dragoș Apetri, the make-up by Maria Andreescu, the scenography by de Mălina Ionescu, the sound by Dan-Ștefan Rucăreanu, Alexandru Dumitru and Florin Tăbăcaru, and the costume designer was Alexandra Alma Ungureanu.
     Marița is a production of Hi Film Productions, in coproduction with deFILM, made with the support of the National Filmmaking Centre, the MEDIA – EUROPA CREATIVĂ Programme of the European Union, Băneasa Developments SRL, Zenith Romania, BCR, Bilka Steel, savana, Henkel Romania, Dr. Oetker, Alexandrion Grup România, UNIQA Asigurări, Fashion Days. The producers were Ada Solomon and Radu Stancu.
     The film was developed within Transilvania Pitch Stop, Match Me! Locarno International Film Festival, ScriptTeast (Warsaw).
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(Translated by Stela Moise)

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