MOON HOTEL KABUL MOON HOTEL KABUL

A one-night-stand in Kabul: cynical, detached journalist Ivan Semciuc spends the night with mysterious translator Ioana Preda. Back home in Bucharest, he learns that Ioana has apparently taken her own life. However, a video message on a USB stick that she slipped to him unawares seems to suggest another possibility: namely that Ioana was an intelligence agent working to uncover a conspiracy. Whereas previously truth and fiction were simply categories for Semciuc to mix adeptly in his reports, now he becomes driven by the pure search for truth: what sort of plot is behind the supposed suicide?With MOON HOTEL KABUL, Anca Damian pulls off an enigmatic thriller steeped in paranoia, in which the search for truth and knowledge is invariably fragile. In at times surreally tinged reminiscences of the deceased woman, the boundaries are pointedly blurred between dream and reality, creating an atmosphere of impenetrability and ambiguity. Skilful performances by lead actors Florin Piersic Jr. and Ofelia Popii reinforce the emotional core of the story.
Director
Anca Damian
Born in 1962 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, she studied at the Academy of Theatre and Film Arts in Bucharest, where she majored in cinematography. Her directional debut CROSSING DATES premiered at Busan International Film Festival in 2008. Her second feature film CRULIC – THE PATH BEYOND was shown in Locarno, Annecy and Telluride among other places. Her newest film MOON HOTEL KABUL premiered in 2018 at Warsaw International Film Festival where it received the Best Director Award.
Filmography2008 // ÎNTÂLNIRI ÎNCRUCISATE / CROSSING DATES2011 // CRULIC - DRUMUL SPRE DINCOLO / CRULIC -THE PATH TO BEYOND2013 // O VARÃ FOARTE INSTABILÃ / A VERY UNSETTLED SUMMER2015 // LA MONTAGNE MAGIQUE / THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN2018 // MOON HOTEL KABUL
Trailer
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Romania, France 2018
90 min, DCP, colour


Romanian
OV with English Subs

Director

Anca Damian

Screenplay

Anca Damian
Lia Bugnar

Co-Producer(s)

Tom Dercourt
Sophie Herbs

Cast

Ofelia Popii
Florin Piersic Jr.
Adrian Titieni
Alexandru Nagy
Rodica Negrea
Richard Bovnoczki
Cristina Florea
Dorina Chiriac
Ilona Brezoianu

Producer(s)

Anca Damian

Production

Aparte Film

Co-Production

Cinéma Defacto

Cinematographer

Dominique Colin

Editor

Basile Belkhiri

Sound

Frederic Thery
Cristinel Sirli

Music

Romain Trouillet
Vorstellungen:
Thursday, 04/11/2019, 8:00pm
Caligari FilmBühne

Friday, 04/12/2019, 6:00pm
Deutsches Filmmuseum Frankfurt

Friday, 04/12/2019, 8:15pm
Museum Wiesbaden