Romania, 2014, 19’

directed by: Adrian Sitaru

written by: Adrian Sitaru

cast: Emanuel Pârvu, Andrei Rus, Ioana Abur, Iulia Crisan

cinematography: Adrian Silisteanu

edited by: Andrei Gorgan

producer: Anamaria Antoci

production: 4 Proof Film

festivals and awards: 

Venice IFF 2014 – Horizons Competition; Namur Francophone FF 2014 – Format Court Prix; Ozu FF 2014 – Best Screenplay; Sleepwalkers Short FF 2014 – Best Short Film


During a casting session, two film directors are trying to convince a reluctant mother to let her 13-year-old daughter play the role of a sexually abused child. What follows is a witty argumentation for the art’s sake.

Adrian Sitaru was born in 1971 in Romania. Cllaborated with Costas Gavras for the film Amen in 2002. Author of short film Waves and feature flm Hooked.