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MIDPOINT TV Launch

The Marcelots

Country
Romania
Language
Romanian
Genre
drama, Mystery
Synopsis

When her mom kills herself and she finds out she might have a twin sister, Eva (32) becomes the unassuming guru of a community made up of her newly discovered brothers and sisters. Caught in between the interests of her siblings and those of the Secret Services, she has to choose what she will save – her freedom or her ideals?

Directors note

Screenwriters:
Ema Stere is a Romanian writer, journalist, book editor and translator. Her debut novel MARCEL’S CHILDREN received several literary prizes. She is the host of a daily radio show on the public cultural radio. She wrote and published several short stories and multiple radio drama adaptations and original stage plays. THE MARCELOTS is her first work in TV.

Adrian Sitaru’s latest feature, THE FIXER (2016) premiered in Toronto IFF and Tokyo IFF. ILLEGITIMATE (2016) won the C.I.C.A.E Award in Berlinale Forum, DOMESTIC (2012) was selected in Mar del Plata IFF, BEST INTENTIONS (2011) is the winner of two Silver Leopards in Locarno, while his first feature, HOOKED (2008), was selected for Venice Days, Toronto IFF, BFI London. Sitaru directed several episodes of the Romanian adaptation of the HBO series IN TREATMENT and other local TV series. Currently in development with his sixth feature & two series.

Producers:
Ada Solomon has produced over 60 titles such as: BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN (Radu Jude, 2021, Golden Bear), I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS (Radu Jude, 2018, Grand Prix Crystal Globe in KVIFF), AFERIM! (Radu Jude, 2015, Silver Bear Berlin), CHILD’S POSE (Calin Peter Netzer, 2013, Golden Bear Berlin) & executive produced Maren Ade’s TONI ERDMANN. Ada is EFA Deputy Chairwoman, the Executive President of EWA Network, the EAVE RO coordinator, an ACE board member, a founding member of Alliance of Film Producers Romania and winner of Prix Eurimages at the EFA Awards 2013.

Diana Caravia is a young producer working on shorts, features and documentaries by Romanian directors such as Radu Jude, Alexandru Solomon, Ivana Mladenovic, Ana-Maria Comanescu, Xandra Popescu and Paula Onet. Her film career started while working as an assistant director for I DO NOT CARE IF WE GO DOWN IN HISTORY AS BARBARIANS, directed by Radu Jude. Since then, she has participated in the production of a number of films, including the 2021 Berlinale Golden Bear winner – BAD LUCK BANGING OR LOONY PORN by Radu Jude.

Budget
2400000 €
Number of episodes
6
Episode duration
50
Director
Adrian Sitaru
Screenwriter
Ema Stere, Adrian Sitaru
Producer
Ada Solomon, Diana Caravia
Production
microFILM
Contact name
Ada Solomon
Contact email
ada.solomon@gmail.com