Introduction by Guest Curator Vera Mijojlic, Director of SEEFest Los Angeles, the Southeast European Film Festival
Thanks to the German distribution company m-appeal for permitting this screening.
Written by Lia Bugnar
Cinematography by Radu Aldea
Editing by Mihai Codleanu
Original music by Dragoş Alexandru
Production of Rollin Studio România, with the support of Centrului Național al Cinematografiei, Societatea Română de Televiziune with the participation of HBO România. Rollin Studio received additional support from Initiative Media, Brand Connection, McCann Erickson Romania, Mediaedgecia, Mindshare Romania and Starcom Media Vest.
Cast: Dana Voicu, Ionel Mihailescu, Paul Diaconescu, Jordi Garcia, Ana Popescu, Ioan Andrei Ionescu, Sabrina Iaschievici
Romania, 2010, distributed by m-appeal, DVD, color, 105 min.
Romanian with English subtitles
Screened at SEEFest 2012
Gabriel and Gabriela have been happily married for 20 years but the physical attraction is no longer there. Is this all life has to offer? After independently of one another they discover the same internet chat room and begin a secret romance online, they both fall in love … not knowing they have actually found each other. As things get more passionate and exciting, these two basically decent people struggle with a major guilt trip. Even more confused is their adolescent and sexually very active son Vladimir, when he finds out that his parents also have desires. One day an encounter of the virtual lovers becomes inevitable…Alissa Simon of Variety notes that the film is the “antithesis of the grim naturalism of the best-known new Romanian cinema” and “feels like a breath of fresh air, proving that even more commercial films can deliver emotional epiphanies”.