PRODUCTION: 4 Blows in Development

By Iulia Blaga

    BUCHAREST: Writer/director Peter Kerek is developing his first feature film, 4 Blows/Patru lovituri, a fictional self-portrait told through four life-changing events in one man's life.

    The story begins in the late 1970's, when 6-year-old Istvan is in a car crash with his family; five years later, before Christmas, when his mother is raped in exchange for passports; 1989, when he is a 19-year-old student at the secret police training school; and 2001, when he is a theater director awaiting a premiere.

    The film is produced by Anca Puiu and Mandragora (www.mandragora.ro). One of the four parts of the project was selected for support by the Robert Bosch Foundation (www.bosch-stiftung.de). The budget is 867,600 euro. The six week shooting is planned to take place September-November 2011, with a premiere in 2012. The producers are seeking foreign co-producers.

    Born in 1975, Kerek studied Philosophy and Theater in Munich, and at the Drama Film School in Bucharest. He assisted leading stage directors including Liviu Ciulei, Andrei Şerban, Silviu Purcărete and Peter Zadek, and has also worked as stage director. He directed the 30 min film called LEAVE!, as well as TV series and a TV movie for MediaPro Pictures.


    Production information


    12 A, Docenţilor Street, ap. 3, Sector 1

    Bucharest, Romania

    Phone: +40 21 222.05.58

    Fax: +40 21 222.05.57


    Anca Puiu: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.