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Illegitimate

Director Adrian SITARU
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  • Romania, Poland, France│
  • 2016│
  • 88min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Fiction

Overview

At an ordinary dinner table of four grown-up children and widower Victor, after confrontation, his son discloses the fact that Victor denounced women flaunting the abortion ban in the past.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
162 2016. 04. 29 21:00 Jeonju Cinema Town 3 HEK19
365 2016. 05. 01 21:00 Jeonju Cinema Town 5 HEK19
708 2016. 05. 05 10:30 Jeonju Cinema Town 3 HEK19

Review

Victor invites his grown-up children, Sasha, Romeo, Cosma, and Gilda to a dinner. At first it looks like a peaceful meal convened by a generous father before it turned to merciless arguments on the abortion. Divided opinions lead to the disclosure of father’s dark history and family secrets. In searching for the root of family conflicts, the film focuses on the mechanisms of their craziness, not on the different views or human mistakes. The abrupt turn of a peaceful family meal and unexpected secrets lead the tension to the boiling point. The story evolves from observing human behavior within the boundary of law, insitution, and taboo to more universal subjects beyond Rumanian history and culture. The director, who is a member of Romanian new wave, presents a film filled with explosive energy. (JANG Byungwon)

Credit

Director Adrian SITARU
Screenplay Alina GRIGORE, Adrian SITARU
Producer Anamaria ANTOCI
Cinematography Adrian SILISTEANU, Alexandru TIMOSCA
Editor Mircea OLTEANU, Theo LICHTENBERG
Sound Ioan FILIP, Dan-Stefan RUCAREANU
Cast Alina GRIGORE, Robi URS, Adrian TITIENI, Bogdan ALBULESCU

Director

Adrian SITARU

After studying Film Directing in Bucharest, SITARU directed the short film Waves(2007), which won the Golden Leopard at Locarno International Film Festival. He finished his first feature film in 2008, Hooked, selected Toronto International Film Festival and BFI London. SITARU’s second feature, Best Intentions (2011), won two Silver Leopards in Locarno International Film Festival ? Best Director and Best Actor and five other awards. SITARU directed his third feature and more short films: Art(2014), Excursion(2015) and Counterpart(2015).

Trailer

(Illegitimate) DIR. Adrian SITARU

At an ordinary dinner table of four grown-up children and widower Victor, after confrontation, his son discloses the fact that Victor denounced women flaunting the abortion ban in the past.