18-04-2014

PRODUCTION: Aferim! Set for Shooting Mid-June

By
Director Radu Jude Director Radu Jude HiFilm Productions

BUCHAREST: Radu Jude's 1.4 m EUR film Aferim! has received 180,000 EUR from Film und Medienstiftung in advance of its mid-June 2014 production start.

The project is produced by Ada Solomon through HiFilm Productions in coproduction with Elie Meirovitz of France’s EZ Films, Bulgaria’s Rossitsa Valkanova, owner of Klass Film and Steve German through Germany's Gringo Films.

Aferim! is also supported by the National Centre for Cinema, Bulgarian National Film Centre, MEDIA Programme, Eurimages, with the contribution of HBO Europe.

In the story written by Jude and Florin Lăzărescu and set in the 19th century a regional policeman and his teenage son track and catch a runaway gypsy slave. The title which translates as an ironic “Bravo!” in the Ottoman-Turkish language suggests a questioning of so-called objective historical truth, reflecting on the way values and habits are transferred from one generation to the next. Marius Panduru is the DoP. The premiere is set for 2015.

Production Information
HiFilm Productions
7, Sfântul Ştefan st.
023996, Bucharest, Romania
Phone: +4021 252 48 67
Fax: + 4021 252 48 66
Mobile: + 40723 200 640
www.hifilm.ro
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EZ Films
14 rue Mandar
75002 Paris, France
ez-films.com
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Klas Film
156, 'Kniaz Boris I' Str.
Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Phone: +359 2 981 53 43
Fax: +359 2 981 53 44
www.klasfilm.com
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And for the credits:
GRINGO films GmbH
Neue Maastrichter Straße 12-14
50672 Cologne
Germany
Phone:+49 221 1689 7162
Fax: +49 221 1684 2659
http://gringo-films.com

Credits
Director: Radu Jude
Script: Radu Jude, Florin Lăzărescu
DoP: Marius Panduru
Costume designer: Dana Păpăruz
Art director: Augustina Stanciu