PRODUCTION: Vagasi and Solomon Reteam on Roxanne

By FNE Staff

    BUCHAREST: Hungarian producer Emoke Vagasi and Romanian producer Ada Solomon are in preproduction with Roxanne, the debut film of director Valentin Hotea. The two coproduced Best Intentions by Adrian Sitaru.

    Shooting will begin 10 September, lasting for 28 days. Ileana Muntean and Hotea's script tells the story of a man who finds out after reading his file from the communist secret services that he might be the father of a high-school colleague's child.

    "What I found appealing in this story was the honesty of a tale about friendship, betrayal and courage and also the very sensitive way of touching a delicate social and historical issue using a punctual example that is more convincing than an entire recent history book," Solomon told FNE.

    Hotea graduated the Drama and Film University from Bucharest in 1995 and worked in television & advertising..

    Solomon is producing through HiFilm (www.hifilm.ro) and Vagasi is coproducing through her company Cor Leonis (www.corleonisfilms.hu) is co-producing, with sound postproduction taking place in Hungary. The project received a Nipkow fellowship (www.nipkow.de) and was presented at Foro de Coproduccion at San Sebastian (www.ibaia.org/esp/foro/objetivos.php) and Connecting Cottbus (www.connecting-cottbus.de). The budget is 700,000 Euro, partially covered by a production grant of 285,345 Euro provided by the National Centre for Cinema (www.cncinema.abt.ro) in 2010.

    The premiere is set for 2013. Television rights for Romanian public television SRTv (www.tvr.ro) are already confirmed. Sales agents and distributors outside Romania and Hungary are still open. In Romania the film will be distributed by Parada Film and in Hungary by Anjou Lafayette BT (www.anjoulafayette.eu).

    Production Information

    HiFilm Production

    179, Traian st.

    024043, Bucharest, Romania

    Phone: + 4021 252 48 67

    Fax: + 4021 252 48 66

    Mobile: + 40723 200 640

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    Cor Leonis Films Kft.

    Váci u. 56-58

    1056 Budapest

    Phone: +(36) 20 955 5858

    Fax: + (36) 26 363636


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    Director: Valentin Hotea

    Script: Ileana Muntean

    DOP: Alex Sterian

    Editor: Reka Lemhenyi

    Art director: Carla Baer

    Costumes: Carla Baer

    Cast: Mimi Brănescu, Diana Dumbravă