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One Step Behind the Seraphim (2017)

Un pas în urma serafimilor (2017)

150 min. - Drama - N 15 - 22.09.2017

Synopsis:

At the age of 14 Gabriel joins an orthodox seminary in order to become a priest, but instead runs across a corrupt system. He and three other classmates form a group that starts breaking all the rules, thus coming into opposition with the school management. Their main opponent is father Ivan, who, an ambitious and intelligent man who is set on managing the school by means of intimidation and who goes out of his way to expel his opponents.

Director: Daniel Sandu

Writer: Daniel Sandu

Stars: Ștefan Iancu, Vlad Ivanov


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Casting:

Ștefan Iancu Gabriel
Vlad Ivanov Părintele Ivan
Cristian Bota Voinea
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Produced By

Hi Film Productions
Cu sprijinul Centrului Național al Cinematografiei și Programul MEDIA – EUROPA CREATIVĂ al Uniunii Europene, Hollywood Multiplex București Mall, Dr. Oetker, BCR, Vodafone România, MEDA, Praktiker România, Alphega Farmacie

Production info

Winner of the project contest organized by CNC (National Film Centre) in 2013 – feature debut category – 1,4 million lei.
Proiect dezvoltat din 2008 la workshop-uri: CineLink 2008, Ekran Wajda School 2010, Berlinale Co-Production Market 2013, Les Arcs Coproduction Village, Baltic Event Coproduction Market.
Filmări la Colegiu Național Unirea din Focșani.

Distributors

microFilm / Indie Sales

Festivals, Awards

  1. 2017 - UCIN - Best Script (Daniel Sandu), Best Actor in a supporting role (Ali Amir), Best score (Marius Leftarache), Special Mention (Stefan Iancu)
    2018 - Premiile Gopo - Best movie & Best Director & Best Writer & Best First Feature (Daniel Sandu) & Young Hope Award (Stefan Iancu) & Best Actor (Vlad Ivanov) & Best Actor in a supporting role (Ali Amir) & Best Cinematography (George Dăscălescu)
    2018 - Transilvania IFF - Romanian Days Audience Award
    2018 - Premiile UCIN - Best Script, Best Actor in a supporting role (Ali Amir), Best Original Soundtrack (Marius Leftarache), Special Mention for Stefan Iancu

Trivia

  • Daniel Sandu is a graduate of Seminarul Teologic ”Sf. Gheorghe” in Roman.
  • The shootings of the “uncles” from Păuneşti, renowned for the parade organize on the first day of the year in order to cast away the evil spirits, took place at Arpaşu de Sus, in Sibiu county.
  • Selected in Talent Project Market 2013 at Berlinale Talent Campus, CineLink Project Market Sarajevo and Baltic Event Tallinn.

Articles

“One Step Behind the Seraphim”, released in theatres on September 22nd
Ilie Dumitrescu Jr., about his role in “One Step Behind the Seraphim”
The trailer “One Step Behind the Seraphim” has 34,000 views on Youtube
AaRC prezintă ”Un pas în urma serafimilor”
La cald, despre “Un pas în urma serafimilor”, regizat de Daniel Sandu  - Miruna Barbu
„Un pas în urma serafimilor” rulează în 35 de orașe din țară
Liceenii din ”Un pas în urma serafimilor”, film scris și regizat de Daniel Sandu  - Dana Medar
2018 Radio România Cultural Award: Daniel Sandu, for “One Step Behind the Seraphim”
“One Step Behind the Seraphim”, the great winner of the 2018 Gopo Awards
The Romanian Filmmakers Union (UCIN) Awards Gala, for the Films of 2017
The 2018 TIFF Awards
“One Step Behind the Seraphim” and Daniel Sandu, at the Romanian Cinematheque in London
Gala Premiilor UCIN 2018  - Dana Medar
Marius Leftărache, Premiul UCIN pentru Cea mai bună muzică cu ”Un pas în urma serafimilor”  - Dana Medar
„Îmi este indiferent dacă în istorie vom intra ca barbari”, în avanpremieră națională la ANONIMUL
Arkadia Shortfest 2018, Screenings on the Corbu Beach
Focus Copel Moscu şi omagiu Lucian Pintilie, la Zilele Filmului Românesc la Chişinău
Zilele Filmului Românesc 2018 la Chișinău
Muestra de Cine Rumano 2019, in Madrid
The Romanian Film Days in Tenerife
The Romanian Film Festival Starts on June 1, 2019 in Washington
„One Step Behind the Seraphim”, launched on DVD

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