CLUJ-NAPOCA: Marian Crişan’s Orizont, which is loosely based on the classical Romanian novella The Mill of Good Luck / Moara cu noroc by Ioan Slavici, will screen in the Romanian Days at the 15th edition of Transilvania IFF (TIFF, 27 May - 5 June 2016).
Crişan has moved the story from the 19th century to the present day following a young family who return to Romania after working abroad for many years. They run a guest house named Orizont deep in the mountains where everything, including their life, is controlled by Zoli, an outlaw involved in illegal deforestation.
Oleg Mutu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Mobra Films) shot the film. The main characters are played by Andras Hathazi, Rodica Lazăr and Bogdan Zsolt. Shooting took place in the Apuseni Mountains, Cluj County and Western Romania over 24 days in November and December 2014.
The film is a joint production of Solar Indie Junction, Mandragora Movies and Rova Film. The producers are Viorel Sergovici, Bobby Păunescu, Mihai Dorobanţu and Marian Crişan.
The National Centre for Cinema supported the film. It had its world premiere in the main competition of the 19th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. It was released domestically by Rova Film on 12 February and has 5601 admissions.
The novella The Mill of Good Luck was adapted by Victor Iliu into a film under the same title, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 1957.
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Credits: Director: Marian Crişan Script: Marian Crişan DoP: Oleg Mutu Editor: Tudor Pojoni Sound design: Mihai Bogos Cast: Andras Hathazi, Rodica Lazăr, Bogdan Zsolt, Maria Seles, Valeriu Andriuţă, Emilian Oprea, Ioan Paraschiv