FNE at TIFF Main Competition: Principles of Life

By Iulia Blaga

    Constantin Popescu (Tales from the Golden Age) directed the Transilvania International Film Festival's Romanian competition entry, Principles of Life, with Vlad Ivanov (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) appearing in his first leading role on screen.

    {mosimage}Principles of Life is a contemporary 24 hour drama about a father disconnected from his family, especially from his son. Or, as producer Ada Solomon told FNE, "It is a film about the craziness of the day-to-day life that is taking us away from what's really important: our family".

    The screenplay is written by Răzvan Rădulescu (The Death of Mr. Lăzărescu) and Alexandru Baciu (Boogie).

    The film is produced by Solomon and HiFilm Productions (www.hifilm.ro) and won a €285,000 grant from the National Centre for Cinema (www.cncinema.abt.ro ), €10,000 from the Balkan Film Fund (www.filmfestival.gr ) as the recipient of Balkan Film Fund Thessaloniki Award, and €5,500 from SEE Network (www.gfc.gr/see ). It also had €7,000 Montpellier Development Grant (www.cinemed.tm.fr ). The project participated at Cine Link Sarajevo (www.sff.ba ) and Connecting Cottbus (www.connecting-cottbus.de). The budget is €600,000.

    Liviu Marghidan (California Dreamin': Endless) is the DOP.

    The film was shot in Bucharest in the fall of 2010.

    Production Information

    HiFilm Production

    179, Traian st.

    024043, Bucharest, Romania

    Phone: + 4021 252 48 67
    Fax: + 4021 252 48 66
    Mobile: + 40723 200 640
    E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



    Director: Constantin Popescu

    Script: Răzvan Rădulescu, Alexandru Baciu

    DOP: Liviu Marghidan

    Editor: Corina Stavilă

    Cast: Vlad Ivanov

    Gabriel Huian

    Rodica Lazăr

    Crina Mureşan

    Nicolae Nastasia

    Victoria Cociaş

    Gabriel Spahiu

    Andreea Samson

    Adelaida Zamfira