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Production: Flying Lessons in development

Written by Iulia Blaga

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 ( and received €300,000 from the Romanian National Centre for Cinema ( 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

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