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Horia (2023)

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Synopsis: Horia, a cautious teenage boy from a Romanian village, who is badly longing for his crush, who lives on the other side of the country. He resents his only parent, Petrică, a charming mechanic, for constantly pushing him to pursue girls. After a big fight, Horia tries to do something impulsive for a change and flees on his father’s old motorcycle. His decision tumbles him into a series of encounters, the most significant being with Stela, a 13-year-old street-smart girl who runs away from her family. She becomes a key influence on him, as a younger but wiser sister figure, who knows plenty about living in the moment and adapting to circumstance. Their bond must withstand their journey, as it transforms from a one-day trip to a full adventure.
 

Director: Ana Maria Comănescu

Writer: Ana Maria Comănescu

Stars: Vladimir Țeca, Liviu Cheloiu, Angelina Pavel


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în co-producție cu Klas Film (Bulgaria) & Biberche Productions (Serbia)
susținut de The Romanian Film Center, the Bulgarian National Film Center & Film Center Serbia 
finanțat de Altex Romania, Orange Romania, Kaufland Romania, Dr. Oetker, Bilka Steel, Hochland Romania, Help Net, Huawei Romania, Boromir, UniCredit Romania, SaviniDue, MediaCom, OMD Romania & Vitrina Advertising.
 

Production info

Filmări în iunie-august 2022 în Dobrogea, Brașov, pe Transalpina.
Buget: 800.000 euro 
din care 135.000 euro de la CNC

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Ana Maria Comănescu about the movie:
“The film is concerned less with how to end social injustice or educational scarcity, and more with how to achieve a form of spiritual freedom in spite of those, which is basically the main theme. I applaud the many filmmakers turning our gaze to the enormous, bleak problems we face these days, but I also feel like there’s a burning need to feel hope and even joy, and it shouldn’t be neglected or considered trivial. My wish is for this film to genuinely uplift viewers and soothe their minds, even if only for a moment.”
Carla Fotea about the movie:
“I have been working with Ana-Maria for about seven years now, since film school. So it was natural for us to be working together on her debut. But besides this personal reason, I really believe Horia brings something fresh to the screen: it will be a feel-good film, full of life, color and laughter. It’s firstly a road film, so expect to see some action and a lot of adventure. And secondly, it’s a coming-of-age film, so it will be bittersweet and very relatable for our audience. We are also very excited to be working with a bunch of new talents, such as Vladmir Țeca (Horia) and Angelina Pavel (Stela), who will be on screen for the very first time.” (Film New Europe)
“Since it’s a road film we will be literally on the road all the time between the numerous locations, which entails a big production effort. But it will pay off in the breathtaking landscapes that we will show,” 
 

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