BUCHAREST: Tel Aviv-based sales agent Cinephil has acquired collective / colectiv, the new documentary by German-Romanian filmmaker Alexander Nanau, which will screen in the Official Selection – Out of Competition at the Venice International Film Festival of the Biennale di Venezia (28 August – 7 September 2019).
The film is produced by Romania’s Alexander Nanau Production in coproduction with Luxembourg’s Samsa Film and HBO Europe.
This observational documentary follows the events after the tragedy that took place at the Colectiv Club in Bucharest on 30 October 2015, killing 65 young people and injuring dozens. The tragedy led to public protests against corruption and to the resignation of the Government.
Alexander Nanau is also the DoP, the editor and one of the producers alongside Bianca Oana from Alexander Nanau Production.
The project was supported by the Romanian Film Centre, the Luxemburg Film Fund and the Sundance Documentary Fund, with the contribution of RTS Switzerland, RSI Switzerland, YES Docu and MDR Germany.
collective will be theatrically released in Romania by Bad Unicorn with the support of Cristian Mungiu’s Voodoo Films in November 2019, and it will be also available on HBO GO and HBO.