CLUJ-NAPOCA: Călin Peter Netzer’s Ana, mon amour will screen in the Romanian Days competition of the 16th Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF) from 8 to 10 June 2017. The festival will run this year from 2 to 11 June. This Romanian/German/French coproduction was awarded the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution for editing at the 2017 Berlinale.
Ana, mon amour investigates the romantic relationship with all its dependencies and crisis situations against the backdrop of the social realities of Romania. It is an adaptation of Cezar-Paul Bădescu's novel Luminiţa, mon amour with the script co-written by Netzer, Bădescu and Iulia Lumânare.
The main characters are played by Mircea Postelnicu and Diana Cavallioti. The cast includes: Adrian Titieni, Vlad Ivanov, Igor Caras Romagnov, Tania Popa, Ionut Caras, Ioana Flora, Vasile Muraru and Carmen Tănase. Andrei Butică (Child’s Pose) is the DoP and Dana Bunescu (The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceaușescu produced by Icon Production) edited.
The film was produced by Oana Iancu through Parada Film (which produced Child’s Pose, winner of the Golden Bear at the 2013 Berlinale) in coproduction with augenschein Filmproduktion and Sophie Dulac Productions. It was supported by the Romanian National Film Center, Eurimages, the MEDIA Programme, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW GmbH and France’s Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée.
Casting and rehearsals started in August 2014 and the script required many complex sequences with special make-up. Christina Paul from Germany was leading the make-up team while André Rigaut captured the sound. Shooting needed two cameras.
Shooting took place in spring 2016 and the film was released in Romania by Freeman Entertainment right after the Berlinale, on 3 March 2017. Munich-based Beta Cinema is handling the sales.
Director: Călin Peter Netzer Scriptwriter: Călin Peter Netzer, Cezar-Paul Bădescu, Iulia Lumânare DoP: Andrei Butică Editor: Dana Bunescu Cast: Mircea Postelnicu, Diana Cavallioti, Adrian Titieni, Vlad Ivanov, Igor Caras Romagnov, Tania Popa, Ionut Caras, Ioana Flora, Vasile Muraru, Carmen Tănase, Iulia Lumânare