17-04-2011

Outbound Sold in Four Territories

Written by Iulia Blaga

BUCHAREST: Sales agent mk2 (www.mk2.com) has sold Bogdan George Apetri's Outbound/Periferic (www.periferic.ro) to Poland, Greece, Israel and Switzerland. The Romanian film will be distributed by Against Gravity (www.againstgravity.pl) in Poland, Artplex Attica (www.artplex.gr) in Greece, Orlando Films (www.orlandofilms.co.il) in Israel, and Secondo Film (www.secondofilm.ch) in Switzerland.

Outbound takes place in the span of 24 hours and tells the story of a young woman released for one day from prison into contemporary Bucharest. The film had its world premiere at Locarno IFF in 2010, where leading actress Ana Ularu was awarded by Swiss film critics.

The film subsequently traveled to numerous festivals, being awarded among other distinctions the Golden Alexander for Best Film, Best Actress and the prize of Greek film critics association at Thessaloniki IFF.

Outbound was produced by Alexandru Teodorescu and the Romanian company Saga Film (www.sagafilm.ro) and coproduced by Josef Aichholzer and Aichholzer Filmproduktion Austria (www.aifilm.com).

Apetri studied film direction and cinematography at Columbia University. Outbound is his first feature.

Production information

Saga Film

8 Dimitrie Racoviţă Street

Sector 2, Bucharest, 023993

Romania

Tel: +40.21.317.33.60

Fax: +40.21.317.33.64

www.sagafilm.ro

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Aichholzer Filmproduktion

Mariahilferstrasse 58

1070 Wien Austria

Tel: +43.1.523.40.81

Fax: +43.1.526.34.58

www.aifilm.com

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Credits

Director: Bogdan Apetri

Script: Tudor Voican and Bogdan George Apetri on a story by Cristian Mungiu and Ioana Uricaru

DOP: Marius Panduru

Editor: Eugen Kelemen

Cast: Ana Ularu

Andi Vasluianu

Mimi Brănescu

Timotei Duma

Ioana Flora

Cristian Oleser