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MICROFILM

ROMANIA

CONTACT

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADA SOLOMON

Partner & Producer

 

 

 

 

 

 

CARLA FOTEA

Producer

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIANA CARAVIA

Producer

microfilm.romania@gmail.com

+40212524866

www.microfilm.eu

COMPANY PROFILE

Helmed by a collective of producers (Ada Solomon, Carla Fotea, Diana Caravia, and Alexandru Solomon), microFILM is a Romanian production company created to develop and produce socially relevant films that constantly challenge the cinematic language. We aim to nurture fresh talents and help acclaimed directors break new boundaries. We are united by the belief that films should ask questions that are not always comfortable and show perspectives that are not always visible.

Recent titles include Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn by Radu Jude, winner of the 2021 Berlinale Golden Bear; Ivana the Terrible by Ivana Mladenovic, Special Jury Prize in Locarno 2019; the feature documentary House of Dolls by Tudor Platon, Sarajevo IFF 2020; the minority co-productions: Fools by Polish director Tomasz Wasilewski, Karlovy Vary 2022, and Simple Women by Italian director Chiara Malta, Toronto IFF 2019. In 2022, microFILM was named among the 75 best European independent production companies by Screen Daily.

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COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS 

BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN 2021

Format: Feature Film

Genre: Drama

Director: Radu Jude

Screenplay: Radu Jude

Cast: Katia Pascariu, Claudia Eremia, Nicodim Ungureanu, Andi Vasluianu, Olimpia Malai

Emi, a school teacher, finds her career and reputation under threat after a personal sex tape is leaked on the Internet. Forced to meet the parents demanding her dismissal, Emi refuses to surrender to their pressure.

Press Articles 

The New York Review- Romanian Masquerades

Museum of the Moving Image ReverseShot- Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

Screen Daily- ' Bad Luck or Loony Porn' Berlin Review 

The Hollywood Reporter- 'Bad Luck or Loony Porn' Film Review Berlin 2021

Pop Culture Maniacs- Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn Review

Cineuropa- 'Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn' 

Metacritic- 'Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn' 

The Washington Post- ' Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn': Silly Title Excellent Movie 

IndieWire- ‘Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn’ Review: Golden Bear Winner Is Shocking, Brilliant Pandemic Satire

Screenrex- 'Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn' Review 

The New York Times- ‘Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn’ Review: No Sex, Please, We’re Romanian

RogerEbert- Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn 

The Guardian- Review: Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn review –  absurdist provocation in Covid-torn Romania

Los Angeles Times- Review: ‘Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn’ is a wild Romanian tale of hot sex and harsh truths

Little White Lies- Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn – first-look review

Berlinale Competition 2021 – Golden Bear Winner, Pula IFF – Best Coproduction Award, Herceg Novi Montenegro FF - Golden Mimosa for Best Director, Finale Plzen (the festival of Czech and Slovak films) - The Golden Kingfisher Award and Student Jury Award, East-West Golden Arch Film Festival (Russia) – Best Feature Film, FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2021 – Nomination, Lux Film Fest, Vilnius IFF (Masters Section), Moscow IFF, Al Este FF Peru, Costa Rica IFF (Panorama Section), Istanbul IFF, Sarajevo FF, IndieLisboa FF (Competition), Pula Film Film, Karlovy Vary IFF, Finale Plzen (the festival of Czech and Slovak films), The Norwegian IFF, Jerusalem IFF, Zerkalo IFF (Russia), Baska Sinema Ayvdik IFF (Turkey), Queerwave (Cyprus LGBTQ+ FF), CineFest Miskolc Hungary, New York FF, Athens FF, Helsinki FF, San Sebastian Film Festival (Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Section), International Festival of Film Actors “Baltic Pearl” Latvia, Taipei IFF, Image Forum Festival Japan, East-West Golden Arch Russia, Black Canvas IFF, Mumbai FF – Year Round Programme, Golden Apricot Yerevan IFF, Busan IFF (World Cinema Section), Zurich IFF, BFI London, Chicago Film Festival, Philadelphia Film Festival, Bogota IFF Colombia, Valvidia FF Chile, Film Fest Gent, Brisbane IFF, Sao Paolo IFF, New Zealand IFF, Cineuropa FF Spain, CPH PIX, Duholk IFF World Cinema Section (Kurdistan), Gijon IFF, Muestra Cine Segovia SE-Cine Spain, IFFI Goa India, Mar del Plata IFF, Goteborg IFF 2022 (Focus Disorder), International Film Festival of Kerala 2022 (World Cinema), Pune International Film Festival 2022 (Global Cinema), Begaluru IFF 2022 (Cinema of the World), Sofia IFF 2022 (Balkan Competition), Regional Film Festival of Kerala 2022

IVANA THE TERRIBLE 2019

Format:                Feature Film

Genre:                  Drama

Director:              Ivana Mladenovic

Screenplay:          Ivana Mladenovic, Adrian Schiop

Cast:                     Ivana Mladenovic, Anca Pop, Andrei Dinescu

It's based on the story of a crisis that took place in the summer of 2017 in the life of Mladenovic, a Serbian-born director living in Romania.

Press Articles 

Cineuropa- Review: 'Ivana the Terrible' 

Film Threat- 'Ivana the the Terrible' 
AwardsWatch- AFI Fest Review: 'Ivana the Terrible' 
Moveable Fest- AFI Fest ’19 Review: A Homecoming for “Ivana the Terr
ible” Leads to a Wonderful Comedy
Variety- Director Ivana Mladenovic on Autobiographical ‘Ivana the Terrible’ 

Locarno Film Festival - Concorso Cineasti del presente - Special Jury Prize, Sarajevo Film Festival - In Focus, Reykjavík International Film Festival (NEW VISIONS main competition section), Busan IFF (World Cinema), Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Balkan Survey), Minsk IFF Listapad (Youth on the March Competition), Seville European Film Festival (New Waves Competition), Zagreb Film Festival (Best Film), Cineuropa Film Festival, AFI FEST, Un week-end à l’Est, Kustendorf, Tromsø International Film Festival, Premiers Plans Film Festival, Trieste Film Festival (International Feature Film Competition), Göteborg Film Festival, Berlin Critics' Week, FEST Belgrade Best film (FEST Focus), Cinema of Peace Tunisia, CPH:DOX, Vilnius International Film Festival, Istanbul Film Festival, Crossing Europe, Days of European Film Czech Republic, DA FILM FESTIVAL BARCELONA, goEast, Oslo Pix, Glasgow Short Film Festival, Kino Otok – Isola Cinema International Film Festival, Brussels Film Festival, Transilvania International Film Festival – Romanian Days (Special Mention), Odesa International Film Festival, Black Canvas Festival Mexico, UNDERDOX Germany, Arte Kino Festival (the European online Film Festival of ARTE)

HOUSE OF DOLLS  2020

Format:                Documentary

Genre: Documentary 

Director:              Tudor Platon

Screenplay:          Tudor Platon

Cast:                    Ana-Maria Bondar, Aura Chindea, Ileana Crăciun, Viorica Crăciun, Elena Laslu

House of Dolls is an exploration of a special universe: the annual vacation of a bunch of 70-year-old ladies. Far from men and the madness of daily life, Cica, Nana, and their friends isolate themselves voluntarily in a villa in the countryside. Together they blend joie de vivre and memories, melancholia and joyfulness, gossip and jokes. All that to keep up the illusion that time has not passed, that they are still the same beautiful girls they were 50 years ago.

Press Articles

 Films in Frame- TIFF 2020. Tudor Platon discusses “House of Dolls”

Romanian Insider- Romanian film review & interview – It’s a Woman’s World: House of Dolls

Birdmen- House of Dolls – Bucolic chronicles of a holiday age | Biografilm 2021

TIFF (Romanian Days Competition), Sarajevo IFF (Documentary Competition), Astra IFF, fARAD Film Festival, BiograFilm Festival, Zagreb Dox, Making Waves Romanian Film Festival in NY

 

STILL NIA DEVELOPMENT

Format:                Digital 

Genre: Documentary 

Director:              Paula Oneț

Screenplay:          Paula Oneț

Cast: Ștefania Becheanu

Due to a misdiagnosis, Ștefania spends most of her childhood confined in Romanian hospitals. 15 years later, her buried memories rise to the surface. Through imagination and dance, she manages to relive and overwrite her autobiographical memory and, thus, to confront her own present.

I MATTER DEVELOPMENT

Format:                Digital 

Genre: Drama  

Director:              Alina Șerban

Screenplay:          Alina Șerban

A coming-of-age drama, a story about emancipation and self-acceptance. Rebeca, a young woman, becomes a student at an elitist acting school and meets her first love, while struggling to accept and reveal herself in front of others as a Roma and orphan, living in an abusive social care system.

SORELLA DI CLAUSRA  DEVELOPMENT

Format:                Digital 

Genre: Drama  

Director:  Ivana Mladenovic

Screenplay: Ivana Mladenovic

Liliana fell in love with a famous musician in ’92, seeing him on TV. He becomes her God and she must meet him. If you strongly wish for something, the whole Universe will work in your favour, right? Her dream materialises with the help of an eccentric starlet, Vera, but the path of these two women has a predetermined meaning.

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