26-04-2011

The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu Racks up New Sales

Written by Iulia Blaga

BUCHAREST: Romanian documentary director Andrei Ujică's The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu (www.autobiografia.ro) was sold to the USA to be distributed by Film Desk (http://www.thefilmdesk.com/) and to the Benelux territory where the distributor is Eye Film Institute (www.eyefilm.nl), representatives of Mandragora Movies (www.mandragora.ro) told FNE. The French premeire of the acclaimed film took place on 13 April 2011, followed by the Dutch premiere on 14 April.

The film has been distributed in Italy (Cinecitta Luce, http://www.cinecitta.com/wp/index.php), Portugal (Clap Filmes, http://www.clapfilmes.pt/), France (Mandragora International), and Romania (Voodoo Film). Mandragora International is handling the sales.

Ujica's film topped the indieWIRE chart of undistributed films in the United States at the end of 2010 and also entered the Sight &Sound charts for 2010.

The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceauşescu/Autobiografia lui Nicolae Ceausescu is produced by Velvet Moraru and Icon Production, in association with the Romanian public television (http://www.tvr.ro/) and with the support of the Romanian National Centre for Cinema (http://www.cncinema.abt.ro/), Arte Vizuale Foundation Romania (www.fav.ro), FG / ZKM FIMINSTITUT Karslruhe (on1.zkm.de), and with the support from Media Partnership. The project was developped with Neue Mira Filmproduktion (http://www.neue-mira-film.de/), with the support of Nordmedia Fonds GmbH (http://www.nordmedia.de/).

Production Information

S.C. Icon Production S.R.L.

23 Plantelor street

Sector 2, Bucharest, Romania

Phone: +4 021 314 82 28

Fax: +4 021 311 13 67

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MANDRAGORA INTERNATIONAL

29 rue des pyramides 75001 Paris - France

Tel. : +33(0)1 40 20 91 70

Fax : +33(0)1 42 86 02 24

Mobile : +33(0)7 86 63 01 57

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Credits

Director: Andrei Ujică

Script: Andrei Ujică

Editor: Dana Bunescu

Sound designer: Dana Bunescu