Screening followed by Q&A with producer Bogdan Craciun Hosted by festival director Ramona Mitrica and author Mike Phillips.
(d: Iulia Rugina | 2017 | 1h 35min | Drama | Romania)
Stars: Andi Vasluianu, Voica Oltean, Ioana Flora, Oxana Moravec
About parenthood and father figures, fabricated stories and the deep layers that hide below the surface... A psychological journey of redemption for a famous news reporter.
What would a stranger make of what’s left behind when we’re gone? Breaking News does not give verdicts; it asks questions that should linger in the viewer’s mind at the end of it.
“The film starts in a Christmas-crazed Bucharest and quickly shifts towards a deserted seacoast environment. The empty beaches, the deserted summer resorts and the dim traces of Christmas that pop up from time to time give the visual tone of the film. The camera is always handheld and it always comes close to the characters, as if trying to get inside their minds. The tone is dark, yet never melodramatic. Death triggers the exploration of life.” (Director’s Statement)