Original title: Fixer
Directed by Adrian Sitaru
2016. 97m. Romania/France. Romanian and French with subtitles. NR.
New York Premiere
Q&A with director Adrian Sitaru and DP Adrian Silișteanu
Serving as a translator and general problem solver, or “fixer,” a Romanian reporter working at a French news network seizes a career-making opportunity when a sex scandal breaks and two underage Romanian prostitutes are repatriated from France. He’s willing to do whatever it takes to interview one of them—up to the point where he must ask himself if, as a journalist, he can live with the consequences, and if, as a father, he’s setting a good example for his son. Exploring rich moral ground, Adrian Sitaru (whose controversial Illegitimate played last year) seamlessly connects themes of fatherhood and journalism ethics. Fixer represents Romania in the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar race.
Screenplay: Claudia Silişteanu, Adrian Silişteanu
Cinematography: Adrian Silişteanu
Cast: Tudor Aaron Istodor, Mehdi Nebbou, Nicolas Wanczycki, Diana Spătărescu, Adrian Titieni
Production: 4 Proof Film, Petit Film
Festivals: Toronto 2016 – Contemporary World Cinema, Tokyo 2016, Les Arcs 2016 – Best Actor (Tudor Aaron Istodor)