PRODUCTION: Radu Muntean and Alex Baciu Shooting Prison Documentary

By Iulia Blaga

    BUCHAREST: After four feature films - Rage, The Paper Will Be Blue, Boogie and Tuesday, After Christmas - screenwriter-director Radu Muntean is filming a long documentary about Romanian prisoners who found their soul-mates while being confined. Muntean is co-directing together with Alex Baciu, who usually co-writes his films.

    The untitled film will be an HBO (www.hbo.ro) production with Carmen Harabagiu, Aurelian Nica and Andrei Cretulescu producing. Dragoş Vâlcu is the executive producer from Multimedia Est. The DOP is Tudor Lucaciu, who has worked on all of Muntean's previous projects.

    "Our intention is not to judge, but to talk about people who don't have anything to lose and for whom love might be the only hope of a better future," Muntean said.

    Filming is taking place in six Romanian prisons and will wrap in July. The premiere is set for December 2011.