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A Mere Breath (2015)

Doar o răsuflare (2015)

67 min. - Documentary - AG - 01.06.2016


A Mere Breath explores the profound contradictory nature of family love. Both a journey of initiation and a theological parable, the film follows 7 years in the life of Sicrea family in Romania, capturing, in painterly tableaux of sheer poetry, the trials and tribulations of Dobrin, his wife Lia and their 3 children. Dobrin is waiting for a miracle to happen, to enable his youngest daughter to get up from her wheelchair and walk. As we see his children becoming adults, we witness how his close connection to God deeply impacts the family relationships.

Director: Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan

Writer: Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan

Stars: Familia Sicrea


A Mere Breath (2015) Dobrin Sicrea
A Mere Breath (2015) Lia Sicrea
A Mere Breath (2015) Denisa Sicrea
A Mere Breath (2015) Angelo Sicrea
A Mere Breath (2015) Ioana Sicrea
A Mere Breath (2015) Dr. Zmeurica Pinte
A Mere Breath (2015) Dr. Balin Alexandru
A Mere Breath (2015) Cristian Sincelean
A Mere Breath (2015) Orosan Gabriel
A Mere Breath (2015) Herman Sabine Ariadna



Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan

Screenplay by

Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan

Produced by

Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan


Hanka Kastelicova

executive producer HBO

Alina David

producer HBO Romania

Andra Radu

producer HBO Romania

Irina Malcea

asistent producție

Mihai Sofronea

coordonator producție

Cinematography by

Marius Apopei

Barbu Bălășoiu

Film Editing by

Andrei Gorgan

Laurent Morel


Alexander Nanau

Editing Consultant HBO Europe

Sound by

Tudor Petre

sound designer

Mihai Obretin

sound recording

Image Department

Andrei Gorgan

camera operators

Alex Brendea

camera operators