Film Block: O Cinema: LAB 2 Date: 03.03.18 Time: 11.30-12.40 PM
Director: Adrian Silisteanu
Runtime: 20 mins
Outside a maternity ward, a Roma family has announced that their underage daughter has just had a baby girl. Pardică (50) doesn’t seem to celebrate the moment; he is very displeased and blames his wife. Things get worse when a hospital employee asks them to sign some papers and discovers issues related to their IDs and their status as parents of the underage new mother. The imminent danger of state authorities separating them from their daughter determines Pardică to take action.
Adrian Silisteanu was born in Bacau, Romania. He studied Cinematography at National Audiovisual Institute in Paris, where he worked for a short period as a Digital Imaging Technician. Romanian Director Adrian Sitaru’s film debut “Hooked” was also Silisteanu’s first film as DoP. He then shot three feature films by the director Sitaru: “Best Intentions” “Domestic” and “Illegitimate”.
In 2012 Adrian directed his first short film, “The Ditch” and then worked with the well known Romanian theater director Silviu Purcarete for his first motion picture “Somewhere in Palilula”. He was the cinematographer for the two seasons on Romanian version of the HBO TV show “In Treatment”. He has also filmed other many movies including the feature films “Ho-ho-ho” (Jesus del Cerro), “2+2” (Thomas Ciulei), “The worthy” (Ali Mostafa), “Live” (Vlad Păunescu) or the shorts “Superman, Spiderman or Batman” (Tudor Giurgiu) and “Stopover” (Ioana Uricariu).