MARIA
MARIA


SYNOPSIS
Maria and Ione once loved each other. But now, their seventh child is to be born, only to grow up in conflict and abject poverty. Maria can't find a job and depends on her neighbour's generosity to survive. Ione beats and abuses her, and snatches away the little cash she can scrape up to go out drinking. Left by her husband, Maria cannot accept the idea of selling her baby. She would rather sell herself...

DIRECTORPeter Calin Netzer
YEAR2003
STATUScompleted
FESTIVALS AWARDSLocarno 2003: Special Prize of the Jury
Best Actor
Best Actress
PRODUCERSAdrian Popovic (producer)
Cornelia Palos (executive producer)
Karl Baumgartner
Pierre Alain Meier (co-producers)
CO PRODUCTION WITHArtis Film (Romania) in co-production with Cine Manufacture (France) and Pandora Film (Germany)
PRODUCTIONCornelia Palos
SUPPORTED BYCNC Bucharest
CNC Paris
Eurimages
WORLD SALESMedia Luna Entertainment Cologne (Germany)
GERMAN DISTRIBUTORnot yet
LENGTH97 min
FORMATcolour
35 mm
1:1.85
SHOOTING LOCATIONBucharest (Romania)
ORIGINAL LANGUAGERomanian
CASTDiana Dumbrava
Horatiu Malaele
Serban Ionescu
WRITERSGordan Mihic
Peter Calin Netzer
CASTING
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHYMihail Sarbusca
EDITINGMelania Oproiu
MUSICPetru Margineanu
SOUNDConstantin Fleancu
Christian Tarnovetchi
ART DIRECTIONAlexandru Zidaru
COSTUMESAlexandru Zidaru
MAKE UP HAIRRaluca Badea
LINKSwww.medialuna-entertainment.de