Romania 2012 • 85 minutes • Romanian with English subtitles (advised 16)
Plus Q&A with director Adrian Sitaru
Domestic is an account of life for a group of residents in a tower block. Sitaru’s black comedy draws out the very worst in his characters, with hilarious results. Wonderfully surreal, painfully real, this is the story of children, adults and animals who live together, struggling to achieve a better life.
Cast: Adrian Titieni, Gheorghe Ifrim, Sergiu Costache, Ioana Flora, Clara Voda, Dan Hurduc, Ariadna Titieni
ADRIAN SITARU was born in 1971. He is the author of several short films, of which Valuri (Waves, 2007), the most well-known, has received numerous prizes. His short film Colivia (The Cage, 2009) won the DAAD Short Film Award at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale). Other shorts: Lord (2009), Chefu’ (House Party), 2012.
Domestic (2013) is Adrian Sitaru's third feature film, following Hooked (Pescuit sportiv, 2008) and Best Intentions (Din dragoste cu cele mai bune intentii, 2011), both awarded prizes in numerous prestigious festivals.