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PRODUCTION: Adrian Voicu in Postproduction with Debut Function Capturing Sami


BUCHAREST: Romanian director Adrian Voicu is presently in postproduction together with his first function movie Capturing Sami / Captura, which is produced by Axel Movie, the corporate behind Immaculate by Monica Stan and George Chiper-Lillemark, winner of the Greatest Debut Movie Award in Venice 2021. The Bulgarian firm Distinction Movies is coproducing.

The script written by Adrian Voicu relies on his personal expertise through the protests in Romania in 2017-2019.

Sami is a visible artist. He movies all the pieces that captures his curiosity. Tonight, he’s going together with his girlfriend to a celebration the place road protests are the topic of an impromptu efficiency. The artist’s hub is full of projection screens, alcohol and philosophical discussions. The occasion appears emptied of substance for Sami, who decides to go to the actual protests. Within the sq., out of nowhere, a crowd of gendarmes pounce on Sami forcing him contained in the gendarmerie van, the place he witnesses terrifying violence in opposition to an harmless man.

The principle character is performed by French actor Yann Verburgh, and the solid consists of Romanian actors Nicoleta Lefter, Marius Cordoș, Rolando Matsangos, Valentin Terente and Simona Măicănescu.

Marcian Lazăr is producing and Katya Trichkova is the coproducer. The finances of roughly 600,000 EUR is partly coated by manufacturing grants from the Romanian Movie Centre (CNC) and the Bulgarian Nationwide Movie Middle (BNFC). The venture participated within the CineLink Co-production Market throughout the Sarajevo Movie Pageant in 2020.

“The financing of the movie was fairly low, the COVID-19 tricked us and compelled us to delay the start of the capturing by two weeks, and the primary capturing was halted as a consequence of COVID-19 outbreak. Taking pictures the protests was one other problem as a result of it’s just about not possible to do this within the College Sq. in Bucharest, however Adrian discovered a really attention-grabbing answer”, producer Marcian Lazăr informed FNE when requested in regards to the challenges of the manufacturing.

The movie was shot in Bucharest in January-March 2022 by Bulgarian cinematographer Krum Rodriguez, and it’s set to be domestically launched in 2023. No gross sales agent or distributor is connected but.

In 2011, Adrian Voicu co-directed along with Ana Vlad his first lengthy movie, the documentary Metrobranding– A Love Story Between Individuals and Objects / Metrobranding– O poveste de dragoste între oameni și obiecte, produced by Mandragora.

In 2019, Voicu’s brief fiction movie The Final Journey to the Seaside / Ultimul drum spre mare, produced by Axel Movie, was chosen for the Cannes Critics’ Week part and gained a Particular Point out on the Sarajevo Movie Pageant.

Manufacturing Info:

Axel Movie (Romania)
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Distinction Movies (Bulgaria)

Director: Adrian Voicu
Scriptwriter: Adrian Voicu
DoP: Krum Rodriguez
Editor: Ciprian Cimpoi
Sound: Vlad Voinescu, Filip Mureșan
Solid: Yann Verburgh, Nicoleta Lefter, Marius Cordoș, Rolando Matsangos, Valentin Terente, Simona Măicănescu


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