The first Romanian production ever to receive more than one million dollars gross is Cristina Jacob’s ‘Oh, Ramona!’ after the third week in the Romanian cinemas, according to figures released by cinemagia.ro this Monday.
‘Oh, Ramona!’ teen comedy also keeps a top position in the Romanian box office after the third weekend on Romanian screens, with no less than 36,635 spectators in the February, 25 - March 3 week, added to the record number of admissions recorded since the film release.
The 225,951 spectators who went to cinema for the English language comedy brought $ 1,031,211 to the movie directed by Cristina Jacob, becoming the first autochthone production that can be precisely said it exceeded one million USD gross from proceeds.
It is the first time since 2002 when a Romanian movie surpasses the threshold of 200,000 spectators.
‘Oh, Ramona!’ is the screen adaptation of Andrei Ciobanu’s book, which writer-director Cristina Jacob chose as her upcoming comedy project. The pic follows Andrei’s evolution from teenager to adult, as he experiences two alternating love stories, candidly and tongue placed firmly in cheek: first – the innocent, unrequited love, second – an intense, wild romp, and both leaving him unable to choose between them.
As envisioned and shot by the director, the Romanian story in the autobiographical fiction book ‘Suck it, Ramona!’ by Andrei Ciobanu, who co-wrote the script with Alex Coteț and Cristina Jacob, has thus become a film that hews to no cultural limits, that cuts across geographic and linguistic borders, and that speaks to a generation experiencing the unique twists and turns of its teenage years as citizens of the world.
The director went with an international cast of talented actors: Bogdan Iancu, Aggy K. Adams, Holly Horne, Basil Eidenbenz, Leonardo Boudreau, Andromeda Godfrey, Melanie Ebanks, sharing the screen with Smiley, Feli, Andrei Ciobanu, Cristina Ich, Laura Giurcanu, Gina Pistol, Gabriel Jugaru, Howard Dell and Alex Coteț.
Jacob Bros released ’Oh, Ramona!’ on the 15th of February 2019. The pic is produced by Zazu Film.
Watch the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EykqSLTbYaU