Romania | DCP | 2016 | Color | 20min
Director: Adrian Silisteanu
Adrian Silisteanu was born in Bacau, Romania, on March 5th 1975 and graduated Cinematography in Bucharest, while also studying Digital Cinematography at The National Audiovisual Institute in Paris. Romanian Director Adrian Sitaru’s film debut “Hooked” was also Silisteanu’s first film as Director of Photography. He shot the next four feature films of Sitaru “Best Intentions”, “Domestic”, “Illegitimate” and “The Fixer” and the short films “Waves”, “The Cage”, “Lord”, “House Party”, “Excursion” and “Art”. He worked as cinematographer with the
well known Romanian theater director Silviu Purcarete for his first motion picture “Somewhere in Palilula” and he was cinematographer for the two seasons of Romanian version of HBO TV show “In treatment”. Adrian Silisteanu was cinematographer for the latest feature of director Ali Mostafa, The Worthy, which premiered in 2016, an Image Nation Abu Dhabi production. He also filmed other many movies including the feature films “Ho-ho-ho” (Jesus del Cerro), “2+2” (Thomas Ciulei), “Live” (Vlad Păunescu), or the shorts “Superman, Spiderman or Batman” (Tudor Giurgiu) and “Stopover” (Ioana Uricariu). In 2012 Adrian Silisteanu directs his first short film, “The Ditch”.“Written/Unwritten” (2016) is the second short film directed by Adrian Silisteanu.
Outside a maternity ward, a Roma family is announced their underage daughter has just had a baby girl. Pardică (50) doesn’t seem to celebrate the moment; he is very displeased with this early pregnancy, for which he blames his wife. However, things become even tenser 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.
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Torino Film Festival, Vilnius International Short Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam