‘House Party’ by Adrian Sitaru at BFI London Film Festival

10th October 2013

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6:00 pm at BFI Southbank NFT3: Southbank, London SE1 8WA
Tickets: £9, £12.50

'House Party' film still, image courtesy of 4 proof film website

Adrian Sitaru’s short film ‘House Party’ (Chefu’) participates in this year’s BFI London Film Festival edition. The feature follows the story of  Neli, a middle age woman who goes to Bucharest for a few days, while Dan, her 17 year old son is left home alone. On her return, the neighbour friends rush into welcoming her and delurking into the smallest detail, spicy aspects of the party that Dan organized in her absence. Soon after, Neli‘s meeting with Dan creates a different perspective on what she thinks she knows about her friends from the block.

After studying film directing in Bucharest, Adrian Sitaru made the short film Waves (2007), which won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival as well as Best Short at Sarajevo, Namur, Dresden and Aspen besides another 22 awards. Adrian Sitaru’s first feature film, Hooked, was finished in 2008 and selected in Venice Days at that year’s Venice International Film Festival, at the Toronto IFF and took awards in festivals such as Palm Springs, Thessaloniki, Mons, Buenos Aires and Estoril. His short film The Cage won a DAAD grant in the Berlinale Shorts. That success was followed by the feature film Best Intentions, which won Best Director and Best Actor in Festival del Film Locarno 2011, and the short film House Party. In 2013 he finished his latest feature film, Domestic.

House Party

Country: Romania |  Production Year: 2013| Duration: 18 min
Director: Adrian Sitaru
Writer: Claudia Silisteanu
Produced: Monica Lazurean-Gorgan
In Romanian with English subtitles

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