Film - International Independents Filmfest 2018


Directed by Constantin Popescu


Director: Constantin Popescu
Section: International Independents
Country: France, Romania
Year: 2017
Language: Romanian
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Bogdan Dumitrache, Iulia Lumanare, Constantin Dogioiu, Stefan Raus, Adela Marghidan



One sunny morning at the playground, five-year-old Maria and her brother Ilie are running around with lots of other children. Their father, Tudor, is there, too, drinking coffee and making phone calls. It's a happy family life — until, suddenly, the unimaginable happens: Maria disappears and does not return. In the face of unbearable pain, Tudor and his wife Cristina search for the missing piece to the puzzle of their daughter's disappearance.

Meet the director


Constantin Popescu

Constantin Popescu was born in Bucharest in 1973. He has a BA in languages (Spanish and English) from the University of Bucharest, a degree in Spanish as a Foreign Language from the University of Salamanca, and an MA in British Cultural Studies from the University of Bucharest. Popescu is a director and scriptwriter. His works include short films such as THE APARTMENT (2004) and CANTON (2005) and feature films such as TALES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE (2009) and PRINCIPLES OF LIFE (2010), which have been shown at international festivals in Berlin, San Sebastian, Venice and elsewhere. He also directs TV series for Romanian broadcaster ProTV as well as HBO Romania.


Screenplay: Constantin Popescu
Director of Photography: Liviu Marghidan
Film Editor: Corina Stavila
Production Designer: Oana Novicov
Costume Design: Alexandra Alma Ungureanu
Sound: Mihai Bogos
Producer: Liviu Marghidan
Production Company: Scharf Film, Irreverence Films
Co-Producer: Lissandra Haulica
Co-Production Company: CNC Romania, Centre national du cinèma et de l’image animée, Aide aux Cinémas du Monde, Institut Français
World Sales: Wide Management