Anca Miruna Lăzărescu in post-production with That Trip We Took with Dad
by Stefan Dobroiu
- The German-Romanian-Hungarian-Swedish co-production finished shooting last week
Romanian director Anca Miruna Lăzărescu has finished shooting her first feature, That Trip We Took with Dad [+see also:
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film profile], which is already in the editing room. Post-production is expected to end next spring.
The film is produced by David Lindner Leporda and Verona Meier for Filmallee (Germany), and co-produced by Strada Film (Romania), Mirage Film Studio (Hungary) and Chimney (Sweden). It already has distribution partners in Germany and Romania.
Lăzărescu describes her debut feature as a tragicomedy. She wrote the screenplay, which centres on events based on the life of her father. The story is set in 1968, when a Romanian-German family from the city of Arad starts a journey to the German Democratic Republic, where the older son, Mihai (Alexandru Mărgineanu from Cristian Nemescu’s Cannes-selected California Dreamin’ [+see also:
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Shooting took place between 8 September and 30 October in Timişoara and Arad (Romania), Szeged (Hungary), and Munich. Christian Stangassinger is the DoP.
Anca Miruna Lăzărescu was the director of Silent River, hailed as the most-awarded short film in Romanian cinema, as it snagged more than 75 prizes. The work earned her two trophies at the Gopos in 2012: the Best Short Film Award and the Best New Hope Award.