25thSFF 460x100FNE Festiwal ENG banner 460x100

Production: Flying Lessons in development

Iulia Blaga 2009-06-16

Moldavian filmmaker Igor Cobileanski is in early development with his first feature based on a script written by Corneliu Porumboiu (Police, Adjective) and himself.

Flying Lessons aka Broken Rib (working title), which Porumboiu began at the Cannes Cinéfondation Residence, is a bittersweet drama about a 25-year-old small-time drug dealer from a forgotten little town in the contemporary Republic of Moldavia, who tries to cope with his father's suicide, his sad lovestory and the desire to fly a glider.

"The subject of the film is suitable for the international market because the story is universal -- the struggle of a young man to survive in the middle of destructive relationship -- yet it has local favor," said Alex Teodorescu, the producer of the film.

The project is produced by Saga Film (www.sagafilm.ro) and received €300,000 from the Romanian National Centre for Cinema (www.cncinema.abt.ro) this year. The film has not yet signed on co-producers or a sales agent. The shooting is planned to start in autumn 2010. The estimated budget is €1,200,000.

The casting and the DOP are still to be set. The project will participate in the June 20-22 co-production forum at Moscow IFF. Alex Teodorescu is participating with Flying Lessons at the EAVE Workshop in Milan June 7-15.

Company information

Saga Film

8 Dimitrie Racoviţă St, 023993, Bucharest, Romania

Phone: (40). 21. 317. 33. 60

Fax: (40).21. 317. 33. 64


Executive director: Alex Teodorescu

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Festiwal ENG banner 325x230

CEE Animation 300x250 GIF

ffe 2019 ONLINE fne.jpg


rusian longtext






Fne UnicUpdateNEW