03-06-2011

FNE at TIFF Romanian Film Days: Morgen

Written by Iulia Blaga

Short film Palme d'Or winner Marian Crişan (Megatron, 2008) screens at the Transilvania IFF's Romanian Days with his feature debut, Morgen, the story of a Romanian whose passion for fishing brings the surprise of his lifetime.

{mosimage}Nelu, a supermarket security guard in a small town on the Romanian-Hungarian border finds a stranger trying to cross the border illegally and must decide whether to help him.

The story was inspired by an article Crişan read in a local newspaper. The script won first prize at the first feature contest organized by the National Centre for Cinema (www.cncinema.abt.ro) in 2008, receiving a grant of €270,000 for a €890,000 budget film.

The six week shoot took place in autumn 2009 in Romania and Hungary. The film is a Romanian-French-Hungarian coproduction from Anca Puiu of Mandragora (www.mandragora.ro), Marianne Slot of Slot Machine (www.slotmachine.fr), and Ivan Angelusz and Peter Reich from Katapult Film (www.katapultfilm.hu).

The cast includes the Turkish actor Yalcin Yilmaz and Andras Hathazi, Elvira Râmbu, Dorin C. Zachei, Molnár Levente, Răzvan Vicoveanu and Alina Berzunţeanu. Tudor Mircea is the DOP. The editing is about to wrap and will be followed by the sound editing.

Mandragora Movies is distributing the film in Romania while Les Films de Losange (www.filmsdulosange.fr) handles the international sales.

Production information

Mandragora

12 A, Docenţilor street, ap. 3

Sector 1, 011403, Bucureşti, România

Phone: +40. 21. 222.05.58

Fax: +40 21. 222.05.57

www.mandragora.ro

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Slot Machine

10 rue Sainte Anastase

75003 Paris, France

Phone : +33.1. 49. 96. 62. 62

Fax : +33. 1. 49. 96. 62. 63

www.slotmachine.fr

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Katapult Film Filmgyártó és Forgalmazó Kft

H-1023 Budapest Frankel Leó út 21-23. III/8

Phone: +36/1 438-0894, +36/1 438-0895, +36/30 416-6627

www.katapultfilm.hu

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Les Films de Losange

22, avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie

75116 Paris - France

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

Credits

Director: Marian Crişan

Script: Marian Crişan

DOP: Tudor Mircea

Editor: Tudor Pojoni

Cast: Yalcin Yilmaz

Andras Hathazi

Elvira Râmbu

Dorin C. Zachei

Molnár Levente

Razvan Vicoveanu

Alina Berzunţeanu

Ion Ruşcuţ

Daniel Vulcu

Dankó István

George Voinese

Petre Ghimbăşan