Director: Catalin Mitulescu // Writer: Catalin Mitulescu
2015 is shaping up to be a big year for several of Romania’s most noted auteurs, and among them is the more obscure Catalin Mitulescu, whose first two features The Way I Spent the End of the World (2006) and Loverboy (2011) both premiered at Cannes, though the latter film never received Us distribution. His latest, Rumeno, stars Alexandru Potocean of 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days and reunites him with Loverboy actress Ada Condeescu (who also starred in the Mitulescu produced If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle and Love Island). Deserving of equal acclaim as his peers, we’re hoping his third feature secures a wider audience. The film revolves around Radu, a young man who returns to his Romanian family after working for one year in Italy. He is warmly welcomed by his wife Monica and his small son, Luca, but both seem very different.