PRODUCTION: Everybody in Our Family to Begin Filming

By Iulia Blaga

BUCHAREST: Everybody in Our Family, the second feature from Romanian director Radu Jude (The Happiest Girl in the World/Cea mai fericită fată din lume) starts shooting in 15 June 2011 producer Ada Solomon told FNE. Described as a war movie set in an appartment, Everybody in Our Family bears a resemblance to a short film Jude made in 2007, Alexandra. The approach will be a realistic one, as in all of Jude's films.

Marius, a 35-year-old man, has been dreaming of the short vacation he is about to spend with his daughter, Petra. Recently separated from his wife Otilia, his allowed visitation and holiday time with his daughter is limited. The ex-spouses' break-up was anything but friendly. From Marius's point of view, his relationship with Otilia was ruined by Aurel, her current lover, while Otilia thinks that Marius has not been a good father and husband.

After producing Jude's feature film debut, Solomon and HiFilm Production (www.hifilm.ro) are again coproducing with the Dutch company Circe Films (www.circe.nl), along with the Romania's Abis Studio (http://www.abisstudio.ro).

The budget is 700,000 euro, and the shooting will wrap 12 July. The filming takes place in Bucharest. Corina Sabău and Jude wrote the script, Andrei Butică is the DOP. The cast includes Şerban Pavlu, Mihaela Sîrbu, Gabriel Spahiu, Sofia Nicolaescu, Tamara Buciuceanu-Botez, Stela Popescu, and Alexandru Arşinel.

The project received a production grant of EUR 238,057 (1,006,982 RON) from the Romanian National Centre for Cinema (www.cncinema.abt.ro) in 2010, and a grant from the Dutch Film Fund (www.filmfund.nl), and is also supported by Cityplex (www.cityplex.ro), Teleclub, and HBO Romania (www.hbo.ro). The film received a grant of EUR 110,000 in the latest round of Eurimages funding.

The Romanian premiere is loosely set for 2012, depending on festival selections.


Production information

HiFilm Production

179, Traian st.

024043, Bucharest, Romania

Phone: + 4021 252 48 67

Fax: + 4021 252 48 66

Mobile: + 40723 200 640


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Circe Films

O.Z. Achterburgwal 77

1012 DC Amsterdam

Phone: +31 (0)20-6253591

Fax: +31 (0)20-6250025


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Director: Radu Jude

Script: Corina Sabău

Radu Jude

DOP: Andrei Butică


Cast: Şerban Pavlu

Mihaela Sîrbu

Gabriel Spahiu

Sofia Nicolaescu

Tamara Buciuceanu-Botez

Stela Popescu

Alexandru Arşinel