PRODUCTION: Purcarete in postproduction with Somewhere in Palilula

By Iulia Blaga

    Somewhere in Palilula, the first feature of the acclaimed Romanian stage director Silviu Purcărete, moved into editing in mid-February, but still has six days of shooting scheduled for the end of March.

    {mosimage}Somewhere in Palilula is a provocative and expensive project, a marked contrast to the minimalist approach of the recent Romanian films. The film is a dark comedy about life under communism, with graphics and visual effects. The main set was a deserted factory area of 10,000 square meters, where a hospital set was built, as well as a cemetery, an orchard and a lake.

    The budget is 1.6 million euro, with 25% from the National Centre for Cinema (www.cncinema.abt.ro). Purcărete's film and four other projects produced by Libra Film (www.librafilm.net) received MEDIA Programme development funding of 136,200 euro in 2009. Somewhere in Palilula also won the Balkan Fund Award at Thessaloniki IFF in 2005. Medienboard supported the script development of the project

    The film is produced by Tudor Giurgiu and Libra Film. Shooting began October 14, 2009. Tudor Giurgiu told FNE that editing is taking place in Romania; the location of sound editing is still to be set.

    Initially the producer told FNE that he might premiere the film at Venice Film Festival, but now he says that the film will not be finished before March 2011.

    Production Information:

    Libra Film

    52 Popa Soare street, Et. 1, Ap. 4

    Sector 2 Bucureşti, România




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    Director: Silviu Purcărete

    Script: Silviu Purcărete

    DOP: Adrian Silişteanu

    Art directors: Helmut Stürmer

    Dragoş Buhagiar

    Music: Vasile Şirli

    Costumes: Lia Manţoc

    Cast: Dimeny Aron

    Răzvan Vasilescu

    George Mihăiţă

    Ilie Gheorghe

    Ofelia Popii

    Ioana Crăciunescu

    Marius Manole

    Constantin Chiriac