Original title: Breaking News
Directed by Iulia Rugină
2017. 81m. Romania. Romanian with subtitles. NR.
New York Premiere
Q&A with director Iulia Rugină
A TV reporter survives a tragic accident but must film a memorial portrait for a coworker who was killed in it. Delving into his colleague’s private life, he must rely on the deceased’s daughter, whose relationship to her father was more than bumpy. During three pre-Christmas days, the reporter becomes an involuntary witness to the girl’s struggle to come to terms with the loss of her dad, and he discovers that he didn’t really know the man he saw every day at work. Breaking News is an emotionally charged drama that asks whether we can really know another person, while deftly touching on the tendency of contemporary media to sensationalize human affairs.
Screenplay: Ana Agopian, Oana Răsuceanu, Iulia Rugină
Cinematography: Vivi Drăgan Vasile
Cast: Andi Vasluianu, Voica Oltean, Dorin Andone, Ioana Flora
Production: Hai Hui Entertainment & Libra Film
Festivals: Karlovy Vary 2017 – Official Competition