SARAJEVO: Romanian writer/director Paul Negoescu will be presenting his next project, the Romanian/Bulgarian coproduction Never Let It Go at CineLink Work-in-Progress, set to take place from 14 to 16 August 2017 in the framework of Sarajevo Film Festival’s CineLink Industry Days.
Never Let It Go tells a story of Petru, a math professor at the Polytechnic University, and Irina, with whom he is in an open relationship. Petru wants to break up with her because he can’t get an orgasm with her, but he changes his mind when she gets pregnant. Now, Irina is not sure if she wants to get back with him, and meanwhile Petru meets Sînziana, a girl he is tutoring for her math exam. He eventually manages to convince Irina to start a new life with him, but will they succeed?
The main character is played by Alexandru Papadopol, who starred in and was one of the producers of Two Lottery Tickets / Două lozuri, Negoescu’s previous film.
After Two Lottery Tickets, an independent comedy produced by Actoriedefilm, became the domestic film with the best box office (540,000 EUR / 2,403,355 RON) in 2016, Negoescu managed to raise almost the complete 1 million EUR budget receiving funds from the Romanian Film Centre, the Bulgarian National Film Center, Eurimages, Creative Europe, Vodafone România and Zenith Media.
Negoescu is producing through the Romanian companies Papillon Film and N-Graphix in coproduction with Pavlina Angelova and Nikolay Todorov through Bulgaria’s Screening Emotions.
The film was shot in May 2017 and the first cut is already available.
The producers hope to close the postproduction budget and to find world sales at CineLink Work-in-Progress. The rights are available for the whole world, except for Romania, Moldova and Bulgaria.
Director: Paul NegoescuScriptwriter: Paul NegoescuDoP: Ana DrăghiciCast: Alexandru Papadopol, Nicoleta Lefter, Rolando Matsangos, Radu Romaniuc, Crina Semciuc