House of Film Acquires Phantom Father

By Iulia Blaga

    {mosimage}BUCHAREST: Beverly Hills based sales agent House of Film (www.houseoffilm.com) has picked up Lucian Georgescu's first feature film, Phantom Father produced by Generic Audiovizual SRL (www.gav.ro).

    Phantom Father/Tatăl fantomă is based on a semi-autobiographical story of the cult American screenwriter Barry Gifford who also has a small part in the film. The main characters are played by the Romanian actors Marcel Iureş and Mihaela Sîrbu. MarcelIureş plays an American professor starting a trip to Vienna, Transylvania and Bucovina in order to find his roots.

    The film was finished in 2011 and it will have its Romanian premiere on 2 March 2012. It was produced with the support of the Romanian Film Centre (www.cncinema.abt.ro) and the MEDIA Programme (http://ec.europa.eu). It was co-financed by the Romanian companies Mediacom, Starcom Media, Initiative Media and Media Direction.