Tales from the Golden Age sold to 25 territories

By Iulia Blaga

    The portmanteau film about life in communist era written by Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) and directed by Ioana Uricaru, Hanno Hoefer, Răzvan Mărculescu, Constantin Popescu and Cristian Mungiu has sold in 25 territories since its debut in Cannes, where it was shown in "Un Certain Regard" section.

    The film was sold in France (distributor: Le Pacte, www.le-pacte.com ), Benelux (Imagine, www.imaginefilm.be ), Switzerland (Frenetic, www.frenetic.ch ), Spain (Alta Films, www.altafilms.com ), Greece (Spentzos), UK (Trinity, www.trinityfilms.com ), Italy (Archibald Film, www.archibaldfilm.it ), Portugal (Midas, www.midas-filmes.pt ), Scandinavian countries (Cinema Mondo, www.cinemamondo.fi ), ex-Yugoslavia countries (Megacom Film www.mcf.rs ), Baltic states (Cinema Nouveau This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), US & English Canada (IFC, www.ifcfilms.com ), Canada (Métropole, www.metropolefilms.com ), Brazil (Imovision, www.imovision.com.br ), Taiwan (Swallow Wings www.swtwn.com ), and India (Alliance).

    Tales from the Golden Age (www.talesfromthegoldenage.com) will have its first premiere, a representatives of Mobra Films (www.mobrafilms.ro) told FNE, in Italy on September 18, probably one week before the Romanian premiere wich is not yet confirmed. In UK the film will be screened from the end of October, and in France from December 30, 2009.

    Tales from the Golden Age is produced by Mungiu's company Mobra Films with the support of Romanian Film Centre (www.cncinema.abt.ro ) and with the contribution of BV McCann Ericksson (www.mccann.ro ), Romanian National Television (www.tvr.ro ), Zenith Media (www.zenithmedia.ro ), Mindshare Media (www.mindshareworld.com ), "Ziua" newspaper (www.ziua.ro ), GMP Advertising (www.gmp.ro ), with the help of City Cinema Management and Anonimul Foundation (www.anonimul.ro ).

    The film was co-financed by SEE Cinema Network (www.gfc.gr ) and Why Not Productions (www.whynotproductions.fr ).

    Wild Bunch (www.wildbunch.biz ) manages the international sales.

    Production information

    Mobra Films

    5 Intrarea Serdarului, Sector 1
    Bucharest, Romania

    Phone/ fax: +40. 21. 666.4827



    Directors: Ioana Uricaru

    Hanno Hoefer

    Răzvan Mărculescu

    Constantin Popescu

    Cristian Mungiu

    Script: Cristian Mungiu

    Producers: Oleg Mutu and Cristian Mungiu

    DOP: Oleg Mutu, Alex Sterian, Liviu Marghidan

    Cast: Alexandru Potocean

    Teo Corban

    Emanuel Pârvu

    Avram Birău

    Vlad Ivanov

    Diana Cavalioti

    Radu Iacoban